How to prepare for Halloween…using your television

This post is brought to you by Emily.  She doesn’t have a blog, but she is one of my favorite sisters and I love her.  Now you can give her some love too!  -Mads

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It’s officially the month of Halloween which means the following things:

-Sidewalks have crunchy leaves everywhere

-Candy corn and candy pumpkins are now sold in stores

-I can start searching for perfect Jack-O-Lanterns

-I can start cooking with pumpkin and use Halloween funfetti on cupcakes or cookies

-The search for a new costume can begin

-And most importantly, Halloween themed movies can be watched.

I definitely grew up in a Disney household like most kids, but my parents not only threw the best Halloween party of all my friends, but they had an awesome collection of Halloween videos back in the day (and to be perfectly honest, they still add to this collection yearly, and so do I). This never consisted of any of the Halloween/Freddy Kruger videos, or anything Omen-like—we went to Christian school in the Midwest, what kind of parents do you think I had?? I’m talking about the classics that were on TV back in the day like Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Garfield’s Halloween Adventure, and It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. However, Hocus Pocus, The Fog, Donald Duck’s Trick or Treat, and The Nightmare Before Christmas (although there is still a debate whether or not this is entirely Halloween themed, Christmas themed, or suitable for both) were in the mix as well.

The best part about these shows? They are completely harmless and hilarious. And if I don’t get my fill of watching them, I can’t properly get in the right frame of mind for the Halloween season. I’m sure you all have movies like this that are a ‘must watch’ for Christmas or other holidays. Perhaps you need some new ones for Halloween? I think the answer is yes. Now, whether or not you’d like to join the Disney bandwagon is up to you, but just in case you don’t know those videos, here’s your hookup. Enjoy!

Donald’s Trick or Treat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skdVouumMk4

Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgYkE6YeV4M

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXGUep9fGME&feature=PlayList&p=45D7A193AD2F7331&index=0&playnext=1

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