We’re almost halfway through October, but Halloween decorations have been in stores since July. Even though I hate (hate hate) being scared, I really like Halloween! It’s my one chance every year to dress up, which I’m recently discovering I love doing. I love getting into a character and being someone else for a day. (I do need to pick characters that are better-suited for chillier weather, though!)
Plus, I used to get the ultimate reward for dressing up: free candy.
First things first, let’s get a couple of short videos up here. These are iconic and classic Halloween staples in my life.
- One of Disney’s Silly Symphonies: “The Skeleton Dance”
- “Skeleton Frolic”
- A classic Mickey Mouse cartoon: “Haunted House”
One of my favorite things about Halloween is the movies that go along with it. Let me remind you that I don’t like scary movies. I’m just kind of a sucker for holiday-themed movies. (Especially Christmas ones, but you all know I’m a super sucker for Christmas anyway.) A few of my favorites are:
- Hocus Pocus
- Beetlejuice – the only Tim Burton film I like, maybe?
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Easily the most iconic scene in this movie
- More or less any Scooby Doo movie, preferably an older one
- Honorable mention: Rocky Horror Picture Show, the strange cult classic that was an extra hit at my summer camp
(Because it was such a big part of my camp experience, I know all the words to this song and more, without having actually seen the entire movie.)
- Optional: The Disney Channel originals (DCOMs!): Halloweentown + sequels – cheesy because they’re Disney but they’re a lot of fun
Oh yes, I absolutely cannot stand being scared (and yes, it’s because I scare way easily) but I love Halloween movies that aren’t horror ones.
Basically, I love children’s Halloween movies. SO WHAT they’re great. Halloween is really a holiday for kids now anyway.
I know I’ve left out some other iconic Halloween movies, but I just haven’t seen them before. (I’m too scared to watch a lot of them.)
Have you seen these movies?
Which movies that I left out do you think I definitely need to watch?