Mummers would sing songs, tell stories. show parlor tricks, or share prose as they traveled door to door to collect the tributes. Wouldn't it be nice to have "Trick or Treaters" come to your door on Halloween night and share something with you besides a "Trick or Treat?" I certainly don't feel deeply moved to give offerings for my protection or to honor fictitious superheroes or disney characters! Chances are if you have kids familiar with consumer culture you've already made offerings of money to the creators of these fictions.
May your beliefs lead you to wisdom and may your truth burn its way through the fog of confusion, continuing to light the along your journey. Blessed be.