Fall is over and Christmas decorations are being put out. What are you going to do with those perfectly good pumpkins that lasted this long? For heaven's sake, don't throw them out. Use your imagination and make Christmas decorations out of them! Here are a few examples - in one case, my pumpkin lasted until spring so I made an Easter bunny - no kidding!
A little imagination, spray paint, accessories cut out of wood and painted and there you go...
Here is the bunny I mentioned - sorry, don't know why he is sideways.
You can also spray paint the pumpkin gold or silver or whatever color you like, tie a huge ribbon/bow around it and pass it off as a present. When it is finally time to toss the pumpkin, cut off the top, add a layer or two of soil and place in a back garden. Chances are the seeds will root and offer a pumpkin plant or two for your growing pleasure.