5 Family Favorites: Halloween Movies

halloween movies

I love all things Fall – the crisp smells, the sounds of crunching leaves and falling rain, the cozy clothes – but I especially love the spooky movies.  I’m a sucker for a good thriller.  Of course, now that we have littles, I can’t exactly indulge in all my typical haunts.  I’ve put together a list of Halloween movies everyone can enjoy!
*There are 7 movies total, but 2 of them are a little scarier and probably more appropriate for older kiddos.

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. – This is a classic and, as is typical of Charlie Brown, such a cute story.

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Hocus Pocus* – We watched this on repeat when I was a kid.  It now airs on Disney and on Freeform (formerly ABC Family) as part of their 13 Nights of Halloween.  It is a bit more mature, which is why it’s probably better suited for your older kids.

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Monster House – We LOVE this movie.  It’s so funny and a bit creepy, which makes for a fun Halloween film!  Plus, it’s one of few movies Lily (our tw0-year-old) will actually sit through.

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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad – This is another one from my Halloweens growing up.  I always found it kind of scary.  It’s Disney’s version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, so it’s animated and there are songs. 🙂

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Casper – An adorable ghost that turns into Devon Sawa? Yes, please! The 90s kid in me still loves this one.  It’s equal parts funny and spooky – a perfect mix for family movie night!

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The Goonies* – This is another one that is a bit more mature (There’s some language and other things.), but it is such a classic.

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Trick or Treat on Sesame Street – This is Lily’s favorite, of course.  She watches it over and over and over.  It’s super cute and includes all things typical of Sesame Street – songs, lessons on letters and numbers and feelings, and a fun dance!

Happy Halloween!

What are your family Halloween favorites??