Friday Favorites: Halloween Movies

A photo from watching the orchestra version of A Nightmare Before Christmas.

Halloween is right around the corner, and one of the things that really makes spooky season an enjoyable time of year for me are the movies. Now, I’m not a big fan of being scared (which I’m sure you can tell from when I blogged my Halloween Horror Nights experience), so you probably shouldn’t expect for anything on my watch list to be terrifying. In fact, it is safe to assume that all of the movies I’m about to list will be kid friendly.

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

I have only recently had the pleasure of experiencing The Nightmare Before Christmas, and I am kind of sad that I’ve missed out on all these years. I can see why people have enjoyed it so much, because this Tim Burton movie is a classic and seems to be timeless. The only question is that I’m still not sure if this is supposed to be a Halloween or a Christmas movie. I hope I haven’t made a mistake by putting it here.

A photo from watching the orchestra version of A Nightmare Before Christmas.
Here is a photo from the first time I got to experience The Nightmare Before Christmas. You can see the orchestra at the bottom of the screen preparing.

2. Scooby Doo

I grew up on Scooby Doo. Scooby Doo is the dog that made me want a dog, and I’m pretty sure that Mystery Incorporated is the match that lit my curious nature. Whether you’re watching the original television show, one of the many movies that have been made, or the remake, I don’t think you can go wrong with watching Scooby Doo.

Here is a photo of Damian, my dog, from Halloween last year. We dressed him up as a dog-tor, and I matched with him as a nurse. Kimmy matched us in color, as she went as a Ravenclaw.
Here is a photo of Damian, my dog, from Halloween last year. We dressed him up as a dog-tor, and I matched with him as a nurse. Kimmy matched us in color, as she went as a Ravenclaw.

3. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

This movie is older than me, and I’m so glad that ABC chooses to play this holiday special once a year. There’s no love more pure than when Sally chooses to miss out on all the trick-or-treat candy and sit in the pumpkin patch with Linus to wait for the Great Pumpkin.

Me sitting in a gazebo with some pumpkins.
Everyone else might follow the pumpkin trend, but I’ll only follow that one if it gets me a cute photo op.

4. Halloween Town

We all like to believe that we are special, but in this movie, Marnie learns just how special she and her family are. When she and her siblings follow their grandmother into another dimension, they learn that their family is involved in a longtime fight against evil. How do they do it? It turns out that Marnie is a witch! This movie franchise was so successful to Disney that they made it into a trilogy. I can proudly say that I’ve watched them all.

5. Twitches

Imagine having your birthday on Halloween, finding out that you have a long lost twin, and…superpowers? In addition to that, both you and your twin are from another magical realm. That’s the premise for this classic Disney Halloween movie that showcase Tia and Tamera Mowry in their prime acting years. It’s a movie that I love to love, and look forward to every year.

A photo of Kimmy from when she dressed up as a witch one year. She looks really happy on this bale of hay.
A photo of Kimmy from when she dressed up as a witch one year. She looks really happy on this bale of hay.

6. Mickey’s House of Villains

I remember owning this movie on DVD, I loved it so much. The television show Mickey’s House of Mouse was so underrated in it’s time. Luckily, this particular version is on Netflix for the world to enjoy for as long as we want. I know that I continue to watch it with my sisters every year.

A photo of me and my mouse ears at Magic Kingdom. Tinker Bell is flying around spreading all the magical pixie dust.
Wouldn’t it be a fun time to be able to experience the House of Mouse in person?

Now, you’re probably thinking that I forgot Hocus Pocus. I promise, I didn’t. Here’s why: As a little kid, I was terrified of those witches, and after they turned the guy into the cat, I was a bit bored and I usually turned off the television, thinking that was it. So as a child, Hocus Pocus was never on my list. I can really do without it.

Do you disagree with my list? What is your favorite movie to watch during spooky season? When you’re watching a Halloween movie, do you have a favorite snack that you like to enjoy especially for this time of year?

I’m looking forward to seeing all your responses.

All my love,

Kristi My

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