Even if I carved a jack-o-lantern this year, I dunno where I'd put it in my house. It'd have to sit on the floor somewhere, out of sight, making it not worth the effort. (Which, as you might guess...is why they don't get carved at my house.)
But, a family of tiny little gourds with oversized fangs and eerie red eyes. Those I can handle.
As you can tell from the photo, the trick is merely to carve out a mouth hole, then insert a pair of 6-for-a-dollar plastic fangs, and two tiny red-headed map tacks for eyes.