Monday, October 26, 2020

Family Day & Halloween

The movie Coco inspired me.  I already knew about the Day of the Dead (November 1) because I lived in South America for two years as a missionary.  It’s a day of family reunion, both living and dead, and remembering family.  It’s a time to think about family with a deeper perspective.  

If I had my druthers, I’d transform Halloween into more of a Family Day.  I wouldn’t lose the positive things I like about Halloween; I’d only place more emphasis on family history, family love, and (of course) family fun. Hey, let’s start a movement!

Speaking of fun, I have selected 10 Halloween-type movies that I think are appropriate for families with children (all G and PG rated).  Consider selecting one or more to watch with your family.

  • Coco         
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • From Time to Time (a family ghost story)
  • E.T.
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Spookley, the Square Pumpkin (only 47 minutes)
  • Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Goosebumps

The final two may be a bit questionable for some families.  Check Common Sense Media for a review.  

Do you have any movie suggestions you’d like to add?  And do you have any ideas for the next Family Day? 

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