The foulest stench is in the air. The funk of forty thousand years. Or maybe it’s that big-brand Halloween ad that’s already gone a bit off? With Christmas a mere nine weeks away, sometimes you get the feeling that people are saving the big bucks – and the brightest ideas – for the festive season. That said, All Hallows’ Eve sometimes comes up with some scarily good ideas. We take a look at the best so far this year and the best from 2016 in this issue of Sociable Folktales. Perhaps someone just brought in egg sandwiches?