19 Reasons Why Fall Is The Best Season

With Tuesday's equinox, we've entered into autumn. The season is marked by several telltale signs: The air cools, the light dims, sweaters appear, and so do ghosts.

These are but a few of the arguments for why fall is the best season. If we missed yours, tell us in the comments.
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1. Because forests turn technicolor.

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2. Because crunching leaves is the most fun you'll have all year.

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3. Because the sun is bearable, yet bright.

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4. Because football.

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5. Because whether you're talking cardigan, hoodie, or crew neck, you look good in sweaters.

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6. Because Halloween is easily the most awesome of holidays. But beware of ghosts.

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7. Because Thanksgiving is great, even if it gets a little crazy sometimes.

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8. Because we all need to spend more time with quilts.

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9. Because people go crazy for pumpkin spice lattes.

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10. Because pumpkins are really where it's at, especially giant ones.

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11. Because pumpkins turn into pie.

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12. Because we can't forget the rest of the squash family, who are equally awesome.

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13. Because apple picking rules as much as this kid's shades.

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14. Because apples turn into cider.

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15. Because cider turns into donuts.

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16. Because fall makes cooking easy, since crockpot = win.

17. Because fall style is awesome. Need proof? Consider the universe within corduroy.

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18. Because scarves make your life better.

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19. Because, when we really get down to it, it's all about the leaves.

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