Family Movie Night | Top 5 Halloween-ish Movies For Kids

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I’m so excited it’s almost October. October and December are my favorite months, mainly because Halloween and Christmas are my favorite holidays. And one of my favorite holiday-ish things to do is having family movie night! But with so many great movies out there, how do you pick what to watch? Especially when there are kids involved! So today I’m going to share my Top 5 Halloween (ish) movie picks for kids!

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The Nightmare Before Christmas.

I mean. This is a classic. And the perfect combination of Christmas and Halloween. This is one of my all-time favorite movies. I love the holidays, I love musicals, I love the graphics + artwork of this movie. My kids love the songs in this, and all of the bright colors. My son loves the characters in Halloweenteen, and none of my kids find it too scary. This is a definitely a yearly watch for us! And an all-year round watch, too!

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Monster House

This one is a tad scarier. We actually watched this together a couple of nights ago, and my son did find it a bit scarier than the rest of the movies on this list. My daughter loved it, but she did spend a lot of time screaming “WHAT’S THAT” at the TV. It’s a cute story though. There are some questionable lines and situations, but all in all this is the closet to a “scary movie” that we will be watching this year.

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It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

This is one of my husbands favorite holiday movies and his pick for this list. This is a cult classic Halloween movie involving none other than the popular Peanuts gang! It’s clean family humor, a wholesome story line and it teaches you the values of the holidays. This is a great movie to wind down with after trick-or-treating and to help tuck the Halloween season into bed.

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A ghost movie starring a not-so-scary ghost. My son is terrified of ghosts and Casper is slowly helping him get over his fear by showing him a side of the ghouls that aren’t so bad. This was one of my favorite movies growing up and I’m so happy to share this with my kids and I’m so glad that they all seem to enjoy it as much as I did as a child. This movie isn’t particularly based around Halloween, but it still fits in nicely with this time of year.




This movie is a tad creepy, especially when she goes to the Mirror World. The button eyes still kind of freak me out, to be honest. And it’s not really a Halloween movie either, but it’s a kid-friendly “scary” movie, and it sends out a good message too, so I’m always down for this during family movie nights. The animation is pretty cool, which just makes it even better.

What are you family friendly Halloween movies? What’s your favorite adults-only Halloween movie?

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