Family Friendly Halloween Movies

Family Friendly Halloween Movies

I am NOT into scary movies at all. Really. I’ve never seen scream or anything with a chainsaw or a demon in it. Yikes! I have super-vivid dreams and always get nightmares after even remotely scary movies so I tend to avoid them–but I saw this post on Pioneer Woman and thought it would be fun to share my favorite not-so-scary Halloween movies.

1. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Don Knotts is just so hilarious in this movie! You’ll be dying laughing one minute and holding your breath the next. Growing up we watched this movie a lot around Halloween…I need to find a way to watch it this year! “Calm? Do “murder” and “calm” go together? Calm and murder? Murder?”

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Nate and I have a tradition of watching this movie on Halloween or after our annual pumpkin carving party. It’s sweet and silly! And actually not really at all scary, just a little weird. “What! Is! This!”

3.  Arsenic and Old Lace

This movie is also a funny-scary classic! And it made me want to marry Cary Grant. “Look I probably should have told you this before but you see… well… insanity runs in my family… It practically gallops.”

4. Harry Potter (all of them) but my favorite is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Witches, goblins, spells, dark lords, adventure–these movies are FUN, but they definitely have their dark and scary parts! “Just because it’s taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn’t mean no one else has spotted I’m a girl!”

5. The Wizard of Oz

I LOVE this movie….but when I was a kid I was terrified of the witch and her flying monkeys! “I’ll get you my pretty….and you’re little dog too!” Seeing Wicked as a family would be fun too!

And I totally had a couple more on my mind to share, BUT we just had a whiny baby afternoon topped with an evening of painting so I can’t remember what they were! #momprobs

So YOU tell me what are your favorite Halloween movies–family friendly or otherwise! :D 



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