HALLOWEEN MOVIES THAT AREN’T TOO SCARY

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Let’s talk Halloween movies!! Nothing puts me into the fall spirit more than cuddling up with my kiddos, sharing a tub of popcorn and watching a “scary” movie. Since my boys are young, ages 5 and 8, they are still easily frightened by many movies. So, I thought maybe some of you might have a similar situation and would appreciate a list of fun, seasonal movies that won’t lead to any nightmares! Here are some of the favorites in our household, in no particular order:

1. Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

** Ever heard of a “no-noggin’? My boys build one every Halloween because of this movie!

2. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

** This is a sweet and innocent classic for a reason.

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas

** My boys are OBSESSED with this movie and they know all the songs by heart!

4. Hotel Transylvania

** They love the characters in this movie, as well as the two sequels.

5. Room on the Broom

** A short movie that brings to life a beloved Halloween book in our home.

6. Halloween Town (2004)

** There are four movies in this series and the kids really like them.

7. Toy Story of Terror

** The popular Toy Story characters in a Halloween setting is a win!

8. Scared Shrekless

** This is sold as a DVD or can be seen as part of the Dreamworks Spooky Stories compilations on Netflix.

9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

** Though not technically a Halloween movie, it fits the spooky season anyway!

10. Coco

** Gives us all the Halloween feels with its Day of the Dead festivities!

Hopefully this list will introduce some new favorites for your family to enjoy. Please share in the comments below your most-watched Halloween movies so we can all see some new ideas. Now go grab your popcorn and candy, and settle in for a “not too spooky” movie night with your littles!

Thanks for reading! xoxo, JB

9 Comments

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    Jamie Yarbrough
    October 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I had no idea there were so many good Halloween options for kids! I am not a kid and I absolutely love the Hotel Transylvania movies! They are clean and fun! This is a great list and you and the boys look too cute! I do have to say that you bounced back really well from your surgeries and I am so glad!

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      Jennifer Basa
      October 15, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      Haha yes… we’ve discovered them ALL!! I love that you watch the Transylvania movies!! And thank you… as you know that dental stuff was the absolute worst 🙁 Now I’m just trying to dig myself out of this work hole! xoxo

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    Lisa
    October 15, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Sorry you went through that. You have me wondering what you had done. Glad you are on the mend.
    I love those popcorn bowls and I want to watch some of these with my little guy so ty

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      Jennifer Basa
      October 15, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      Oh good, I’m so glad the list is helpful! The dental work is such a long story but basically they were trying to redo an old crown that was never done right (twice) by an old dentist. Once they got in there, the damage was worse than expected and they had to take the tooth and I will now have to get an implant. BUT it took 2 different surgeons to be able to get every piece of my tooth out. Two of the roots had fused into the bone deep down in my jaw and we all went thru hell because they just could not get the suckers out. It was brutal 🙁 Thanks so much for reading! xo

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    Chantelle
    October 15, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Great list! Thanks for sharing!!!!! Look forward to watching some of these with my girls this weekend! Chantelle

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      Jennifer Basa
      October 15, 2018 at 10:48 pm

      Oh yay, that’s great! Please let me know how it goes!! xo

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    Polly
    October 15, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Thank you for the suggestions!! Charles is still such a scaredy-cat when it comes to movies so this list is perfect for us! And, George is still the only one they’ve watched 😂

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      Jennifer Basa
      October 15, 2018 at 10:50 pm

      I totally get it! Both of my boys are so easily frightened by things they see on TV and in movies. I hope you can find some new mellow classics for them!! xoxo

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    Debbie
    October 16, 2018 at 5:15 am

    Great movie list, love the popcorn containers and the pictures are awesome 💜💙❤️

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