Gift Ideas for Christmas Lovers

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We all know that one person that gets WAY too into Christmas. And if we’re all being honest here, I am one of those people.

As the fifth post in our gift guides series, here are some perfect gift ideas for Christmas Lovers. Amazon has started their Cyber Monday sales and EVERYTHING is on sale. Don’t forget to buy through Ebates to receive cash back!!

You can sign up here and get $10 just for signing up!!!

If you missed the first 4 gift guides we’ve posted them, you can check them out here:

  1. 84 Gift Ideas for New Homeowners
  2. The #1 Place to get Personal and Thoughtful Gifts for Everyone On Your List
  3. Gift Ideas for the Moody Teenage Girl on Your List
  4. Gift Ideas for Cat Lovers

So now, without further ado:

Gift Ideas for Christmas Lovers!!

Gift Ideas for Christmas Lovers


Chair Covers

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Table Decor


Flatware Holders

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For the Wine

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Toilet Seat Covers

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Misc. Indoor

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Misc. Outdoor

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Who on your list is way too into Christmas? Are you going to get them something like this?

Gift Ideas for Christmas Lovers!!

Happy shopping, ya’ll!! And be sure to look out for our next few gift guides, coming soon!!


Gift Ideas for Cat Lovers

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I can’t believe Thanksgiving is over and it’s OFFICIALLY Christmas season!! I hope you all enjoyed the holiday with your family as much as I enjoyed mine. It was filled with delicious food, witty comments, and some pretty serious family bonding!

Now that it’s finally the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR, the man has finally let me start listening Christmas music in his truck!!

Now it’s time to kick your gift buying into gear, you guys. Did you shop the Black Friday deals this weekend? I’m more of an online shopper myself and thanks to Ebates, I was able to receive cash back on ALL of my purchases.

If you haven’t signed up for Ebates, you need to do that NOW. I have only had it for a couple weeks and have already earned $95!!!

I promise, it’s the easiest money you’ll ever make. All you do is sign up, make online purchases like you normally would, and then you’ll receive cash back. They will mail a Big Fat Check to your house 4 times a year, the next being February 15th (which is my birthday)!!

You will receive $10 just for signing up through my link!! Seriously, go sign up NOW! I’ll wait.

Now listen up, you guys because here is part 4 of our gift guide series:

Crazy Cat Ladies rejoice!! Gift Ideas for Kitty Lovers!!

Gift Ideas for Cat Lovers

Office Supplies

For The Home




The Best Gift Ideas for Cat Lovers!! Crazy Cat Ladies rejoice!!

Do you know a crazy cat lady? What are you going to get her?


Gift Ideas for the Moody Teenage Girl on Your List

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Here we go, you guys!! Part 3 of our Gift Guides Series!! If you missed the first or second, be sure to check them out from out Gift Guide Archive!

Today’s gift guide is for the Moody Teenage Girl on your List.

An actual, real-life, moody teenage girl helped me write this, but DOESN’T READ MY BLOG so she’ll never see this. #passiveagressive #aggressiveaggressive #badsister

Beauty, Technology, Comfort and more gift ideas for teenage girls who seem to have everything!!

Let’s be real, there are only a couple of things that matter to moody teenage girls, and those are beauty, technology, and being different from everyone else. Luckily, there are items that fit into all of those categories, and also added one for comfort, because high school is hard for a developing teen and she needs some time to just chill out, you know, self care and all that?





Beauty, Technology, Comfort and more gift ideas for teenage girls who seem to have everything!!

Are you guys buying for teens? What are you gonna get?

Let’s talk about it below!!


The #1 Place to get Personal and Thoughtful Gifts for Everyone on Your List

This post may contain affiliate links, but I am not receiving any form of payment for this post. I just truly love this shop.

Alright, you guys, as you know, we here, at Blonde Roast by the Coast, are trying to ensure that everyone on your list gets a killer gift this year. That’s why we have created our Gift Guide Series.

I’m not gonna lie, you guys, this one, here, is a total winner.

Not only does this ONE site allow you to find a beautiful, reasonably priced gift for everyone on your list, it also provides the customization and personal touch that has been lost recently with the high quantity, low cost, mass production system.

So without further ado:

Get personal and thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list from this handmade shop creating beautiful ornaments! Excellent quality, amazing prices, and flawless customer service!! ORDER SOON!!

The #1 Place to Get Personal and Thoughtful Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Ornaments in the Green is an Etsy Shop based out of Rhode Island that creates beautiful, hand-lettered ornaments. I have ordered SO many ornaments from this shop and rave about them to literally everyone I know!

Take a look at these beautiful ornaments!!

Get personal and thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list from this handmade shop creating beautiful ornaments! Excellent quality, amazing prices, and flawless customer service!! ORDER SOON!!


What better way is there to remember what your child wanted for Christmas in any given year than having it immortalized on this adorable ornament? Imaging having one of these for every year! It would be such a fun family experience to go back and look at the yearly ornaments and think back!!


Know anyone buying a new home this holiday season? Ornaments in the Green has a huge assortment of adorable and classy ornaments for new homeowners in their House, Home, and Holiday Category!!

Get personal and thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list from this handmade shop creating beautiful ornaments! Excellent quality, amazing prices, and flawless customer service!! ORDER SOON!!


Get personal and thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list from this handmade shop creating beautiful ornaments! Excellent quality, amazing prices, and flawless customer service!! ORDER SOON!!

We all have that moody teenage girl in out lives that only cares about their appearance and whether or not their eyebrows are “on fleek” whatever that means. Why not get her an ornament that she will actually relate to? She will love it this year and then it will remind her how shallow she was in years to come!!

This shop has so many ornament for life events such as college graduation, expecting a baby (even twins!), engagements and marriages, and getting a drivers license, but it also has every day hobby types of ornaments such as a personalized drum kit, construction tools, motorcycles, and every sport you can think of!!

You can also pick out an family ornament with any number of family members all labeled with names!

Get personal and thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list from this handmade shop creating beautiful ornaments! Excellent quality, amazing prices, and flawless customer service!! ORDER SOON!!

And the best part is that a small cat or dog charm can be added to ANY ORNAMENT!!

In conclusion, not only does this shop provide beautiful ornaments at VERY reasonable prices, they also offer a bulk order discount! So, there is every reason to get one of the beautiful ornaments for everyone on your list!! I ordered about 10 last year and plan to order even more this year.

Don’t see anything that relates to you or your loved ones above? That’s fine, because there are OVER 600 different and unique listings at Ornaments in the Green, but they are all meticulously categorized so it is extremely easy to find the type of ornament you’re looking for.

ALSO! Don’t forget that if you sign up with eBates you can earn 1% back from Etsy purchases!!

Any questions?
Reach out to me and I’ll get you in touch with Erin, the mastermind behind these beautiful ornaments.

Happy almost Thanksgiving, everyone!! I truly hope you enjoy this week with your family and that your meals are DELICIOUS!!


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December 2016


84 Christmas Gift Ideas for New Home Owners

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Oh, right! It’s not! It’s Prepping for Christmas Time Time!! And you know what that means: gifts

If you’ve been keeping up with us here at Blonde Roast by the Coast, then you know that the man and I are buying a house and are about to be first time homeowners!! So exciting – and also, expensive.

Aside from the cost of the actual house (which is outrageous), there are also taxes, insurance, inspections, and the costs of actually making the house livable, yaknow, like beds and couches, and tables, and stuff.

That’s why, for the first of my gift guides series, I’m starting with:

Gift Ideas for New Homeowners

84 Christmas Gift Ideas for New Home Owners

Kitchen: Cooking

Kitchen: Eating

Kitchen: Linen

Home Linens

Things They Will Forget to Buy



If you like my list, please be sure to share it with your friends!!

Is there anything I’m missing? What did you need in your first home? Let’s talk about it below!


How to Grow Your Blog and Your Career Simultaneously

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How did you guys spend your extra hour this weekend? I spent it in the most productive way possible – catching up on my blog emails (blemails as my man calls it) and preparing for the launch of MY NEW ETSY SHOP, coming soon.

I won’t give too much away, but they are crafts (obvi), mostly made with my new Cricut Explore (duh), and mostly (you guessed it) coffee themed!!

I’ll let you guys know when my shop is up and running and I will also be sending a special PROMO CODE to all my subscribers so they can receive a discount at my shop. 

The extra hour this weekend was a LIFE SAVER for me! I have been exhausted for weeks and I was able to sleep in today until 7:30, which felt like 8:30 and still have a whole lot of day left to get stuff done!!

I’m not going to do any research or actually site this fun fact, but I remember learning in my high school AP Psychology class that if humans are held somewhere with completely artificial light and no external concept of time, their body actually stays up one hour later every night.

This means that the human body is actually built for a 25 hour day, which is probably why all of us Type-A do-it-all-ers always feel that the days are too short.

But I digress.

Tomorrow, we go back to our 24 hour days *sobs* and for us career women by day, bloggers by night, that means we have a long day ahead of us.

I have a system that works pretty well for me that I would LOVE to share with all of you, so hold on to your seats everyone, here we go:

How to Grow Your Blog

4:45 AM

My days start bright and early. The man works early and far from home. His alarm goes off at around 4:45 and its time for coffee. Always Dunkin Donuts and usually made by my handsome man.

5:00 AM

Between 5 and 5:30, I work on snuggling our perfect kitty while he’s getting ready for work.

5:30 AM

At 5:30 he kisses me goodbye and sets my computer on my lap. Then it’s go time. I spend from 5:30 to 6:45 on my computer doing various activities to grow my blog. Last week, I spent all my mornings working on e-courses. I completed:

  1. Blog By Number, an e-course by Suzi from Start a Mom Blog
    Not that I’m famous or anything, but I am featured on her Blog by Number Landing Page, no biggie by number
  2. The 7 Day Blogging Bootcamp Email Course from Dana at I Can Build a Blog which was incredibly helpful and added a TON  of productive to-dos to my list.
  3. The 7 Day Build Your Blog Course from Tiffany from Beautiful Dawn Designs which gave me some really good insight about driving more traffic to my blog.
  4. The Traffic Surge Email Course from Chantal at Busy Blogging Mom who is incredibly knowledgeable about growing on social media.

6:45 AM

Seems like a lot right? Yeah, it sure feels that way, then I remember, it’s only 6:45 AM. At which point I get out of bed and start getting ready for work. You don’t really need to know the details, but it usually goes:
6:45-7: shower
7-7:15: outfit and makeup
7:15-7:30: breakfast
7:30-7:45: blow-dry hair
and by 7:50 I’m leaving for work, coffee in my decalled yeti in hand (coming soon to my Etsy shop).

8:00 AM

My commute is super short so I always get to work by 8. I get settled in at my desk. Look through my calendar and see what I have going on for the day.

Once I know when my set-in-stone meetings are, I look at my to-do list and block of time on my calendar to get each task done. My calendar is color coded, because that’s just the kind of person I am – blue is a meeting, purple is personal, and green a task time block. Thanks to my amazing Apple Watch I get a 15 minute warning in the form of a strange vibration on my wrist for each of my meetings/events.

I work my butt off while I’m at work. I take a 5-minute stretch my legs, drink some water, go to the bathroom break about once an hour during which time I will glance at my blemail, pinterest, or maybe even post something on my blinstagram (you guessed it, blog-instagram).

12:00 PM

Some days I head home for lunch, since I live so close and my dad is partially-retired, I know he’ll be there. During my lunch break, I’ll work on stocking my Etsy shop, working on my editorial calendar, moving laundry loads, loading/unloading the dishwasher or getting everything ready to make dinner.

Some days, I don’t get a lunch break. As a manufacturing engineer, production of materials is my #1 priority and if there is something wrong on the production line, it’s all hands on deck to get it back up and running.

1:00 PM

You guys, millennials have a really bad rep in the workplace. My boss recently told me when I was promoted to his team that he was really worried I wouldn’t care enough about the work to get anything done. He laughs about it now because I have gone “above and beyond” his expectations.

That’s the thing about working, you don’t have to be good at your job – if you are that’s a plus, but if you CARE, and TRY, and WORK HARD, the skill will come later – and all of your coworkers will like you better.

Around 4:45 or 5 I head home. Production’s shift is 7-3:30, so there are no more fires after that and everyone can breathe easy.

5:00 PM

Once I get home, the man and I will craft together for a little bit, using some pretty serious engineering skills (soldering, wiring, powertools, the whole nine). Currently, we’re working on a combination snowglobe/shadow box for our AMAZING and WONDERFUL real estate agent to thank her for finding us the most PERFECT house on the planet.

6:30 PM

Once dinner is ready, we all eat together

7:00 PM

After cleanup, the man and I retire to the playroom where he will play some (horribly violent and loud) video games and I will hop back on my computer to read some eBooks.

This week I read:

  1. 14 Days to a Better Blog by Helene from Helene In Between
  2. Blogging Breakthrough by Holly at A Branch of Holly

9:00 PM

Once he’s tired of his game and my eyes are too tired to read, we snuggle up and watch a show. Recently, we’ve been watching How I Met Your Mother from start to finish, but we just finished it up today and now it feels that our lives have no meaning.

I guess we’re gonna have to find a new show for this coming week. I’d love some suggestions if anyone has any.

10:00 PM

After a couple episodes, we head to bed, light our Cinnamon Apple Candle (which he accidentally stole from his roommate, sorry Connor) and talk about our days. If we’re lucky, we’re asleep from 10:30 to 4:45 when it starts all over again.

I’m not gonna lie. It’s exhausting.

It’s hard to get up early and work on a website that has earned me $0.01 on Google Adsense, an Etsy page that isn’t even live yet which could be a total flop, and go to work day in and day out to handle last minute fires of production or missing R&D parts.

But what would I be doing otherwise? Laying around? Watching TV? That’s not my style. I’m a do-er and I’m gonna keep on do-ing.

Do any of you blog by day and work by night? Lets talk about it below!!

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Oh my gosh, you guys. The past few weeks have been so busy! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in almost 2 weeks! My editorial calendar is weeping right now.

It started with a promotion at work. I got moved to a different department that needed a lot of help, so I’ve been putting in a bunch of extra hours and bringing work home trying to get that department back in order.

I also recently bought a Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine, which is an amazing piece of technology and so now I’m pretty much the craftiest gal on the block. I’ve literally tried to decal everything. Even my cat.

Then I went on my first ever paid vacation. I got to spend a couple days in Memphis, TN with the love of my life. We had such a nice time visiting family and enjoying the warm air!

We got back and life immediately spun out of control.

If you read my (horrible, embarrasing, soon to be revamped) about me page then you saw that the man and I just put an offer on a house. The house is a short sale which means that the bank owns it but the current resident still lives there because it’s like a pre-foreclosure.

Although the house is adorable, it’s been nothing but trouble to get this sale to go through. We put this offer on the house in August and now it’s nearly November and the bank still hasn’t approved our offer!! Crazy right??

They actually even told us that they wanted $140K more than we offered which is $75K more than the house was listed for online, which is just Ludicrous.

Yesterday, we took the final straw and walked away from that house (or run screaming away from it as my coworker, Megan, put it).

So I’ve been spending the entirety of my lunch breaks and evenings either touring houses with our amazing real estate agent, or searching for houses on my own and performing Cost-Benefit Analyses in Excel to really decide what’s the best deal.

We found the PERFECT house. It’s only been on the market for two days so we put our offer down today and I can’t wait to see how it all shakes out!!

I’ll talk more about all that in the next few weeks, but for now, without further ado… the real reason you’re here: My BadAss Blogger Roundup

Badass Blogger Roundup

1. Kristen from Believe in a Budget 

Kristen is a blogger who blogs about blogging which seems redundant but is actually super helpful to newbie bloggers like me. Believe in a Budget is actually one of the first few blogs I actually started reading because I kept feeling the need to pin her articles to my *secret* Pinterest board called Help Me I’m Poor – anyway, Kristen has a bunch of really helpful resources and is so sweet. I’ve actually had a personal conversation with her about a blogging issue I was having and she gave me some excellent advice. Highly recommend everyone make their way over right now.

2. Krista from Blog Beautifully

Krista is a literal sweetheart. She is another blogger who blogs to help others with their websites which is just so noble in my opinion. She runs a ton of pinterest boards and facebook pages and is always more than happy to add you to them. I definitely 1000% subscribing for for her emails because they are always so cute and funny!!

3. Paige from Eyeliner Wings and Pretty Things

Paige. Is. Perf. Paige is a college student who loves fashion and travel. I relate to Paige because, while a lot of bloggers are moms (and I love that) Paige is a college student as I was just a few short months ago. I really wish I had started my blog in college like Paige did. She is such an inspiration and her instagram is LIT.

4. Regina from By Regina

Regina has so many online e-courses and email courses that are AMAZINGLY HELPFUL and FREE. She posts such animated videos explaining everything you need to know and she puts together workbooks for every lesson. It is truly remarkable. Her curriculum is more put together than that of most of my college classes.

5. Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog

I only found Abby’s blog recently, but I am literally in love with it. She’s a complete organization freak just like me. I’m receiving emails for her blogging and organizational email courses right now and they are phenomenal. I’m learning so much from all of these ladies!

6. Katie from Sugar Spice and Sparkle

Katie is for real a role model of mine. I relate to her in a way I don’t relate to most bloggers. Katie is an engineer who blogs at night for a creative outlet which is exactly what I do. I love that Katie shatters the mold of what an engineer is supposed to look like by being a total babe. This girl is the bomb and you definitely need to get your sparkle on and head over.

7. Neely from It Starts with Coffee

Aside from being a fellow lover of the magical substance (coffee), Neely is also an excellent blogging instructor with very small blogging courses in which she actually interacts with you via Google Hangouts. So instead of just sending emails with instructions, she gives you advice in real time and allows you to ask questions.

8. Jackie from Jade and Oak

Okay, so Jackie is one of the first bloggers I became obsessed with because, like Katie, Jackie has a full-time, successful career and is just blogging for funsies. Along with blogging advice, she actually offers advice about the legality of your website: disclosure statements, copyright laws, and things like that. I would highly highly suggest looking through her material and ensuring that you’re blogging properly.

9. Sami from The Classic Brunette

Sami is another college blogger sharing her college experiences, fashion and beauty advice, along with other general lifestyle topics. All of her posts are always so upbeat and energetic.

10. Helene from Helene in Between

What’s really interesting about Helene’s blog is that she doesn’t believe in niches. She blogs what she feels and that is just so cool to me. She has completely changed up the blogging game. Helene is so supportive to other bloggers and it’s remarkably refreshing.

You guys need to check out these blogging ladies ASAP because they are for real the bees knees!!

Which bloggers can you not get enough of? Let’s talk about it, below!


How to Simplify your Life in College with one App

This is NOT a sponsored post – I just think this app is the bomb diggity.
College is a hard time. There’s no denying that.
Between all of your educational responsibilities – early classes, homework, tests, (pop) quizzes, studying, and the social responsibilities that go hand-in-hand with attending college – spending time with friends, sitting in the quad enjoying the Autumn weather, or events if you chose to join a sorority, many college women ignore the most important responsibility they have – the responsibility to themselves, to stay HAPPY AND HEALTHY.
How to simplify your life in college by tracking your fertility to avoid pregnancy. How to protect yourself from pregnancy.
Feed yourself good food. Get enough sleep, girl. Stay hydrated and know your limits if you’re drinking. Keep yourself happy. The absolute last thing a college woman should have to worry about is her period.
Luckily, the Glow App is here to save the day!! Have you heard of it? I have been using it for about a year now and I seriously love it. It tracks your hormonal cycle so that you know EXACTLY when you’re going to get your period and EXACTLY when you will be fertile, after using it for just a couple months.
It starts out using a standard 28-day cycle and then adjusts its algorithm based on your personal cycle. After a month or two, it will be telling you when you’re going to get your period instead of you telling it.
It’s really easy to know when you’re on your period. Actually, it’s quite obvious. What isn’t obvious is whether you’re fertile or not. Luckily, Glow’s got you. It tells you your fertility percentage every day, 3% for most of the month, and anything higher than 8% is your fertile window, when it reminds you to be very careful.
Not only does it know all of this information. It also sends you notifications which is just amazingly helpful. I had been using another period tracking app originally (PTracker Lite) and it tracked my cycle just fine, but Glow is much better in my opinion because it sends push notifications to your phone about your cycle. 
If you’re really into it, you can complete your daily log by answering a bunch of really personal questions every day (or however often you want) and it will track that data for you too.
It takes so much pressure off of you. No longer do you feel a funny feeling in your tummy and desperately try to think back to the when the red devil came to town last.
Also, since your period is pretty much the worst week of your life, EVERY SINGLE MONTH. It sends you cute little tips and tricks for getting through it. This is the one I got today.
How do you track your period? Do you find period tracking helpful or necessary? Lets talk about it, below.

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The Ultimate List of Family Friendly Halloween Movies

You guys, TWENTY days until Halloween!! Can you believe it? And as you know, from our Ultimate Autumn 2016 Bucket List, we need to watch some Halloween movies.


The following is the Ultimate List of Family Friendly Halloween Movies

  1. Hocus Pocus: Undeniably, one of the greatest and most relevant movies to come out of the 90’s. Combines comedy, historical facts, beautiful scenery, and real-life teenage issues with the most amazing things in the world: talking immortal cats.
  2. Halloweentown: One of the cutest and most family-friendly Halloween movies of all time. The Cromwell’s are #FamilyGoals and Aggie Cromwell is the absolute cutest. 
  3. Hotel Transylvania: As a daddy’s girl born and raised, this movie speaks to me on an emotional level. It’s the adorable tale of a father (Count Dracula) who just wants to protect his daughter. 
  4. Dark Shadows (2012): This one is geared towards a family with older kids. There are some scenes that are a little inappropriate and some that are a little scary. Might be a good movie for when the kids are out of the house though
  5. The Nightmare Before Christmas: classic movie for both the Halloween season and Christmas season. Delightful story with an excellent Soundtrack.
  6. Bugs Bunny’s Howl-Oween Special: this is a huge family favorite at our house!! It combines a bunch of clips from the spookiest of all the Bugs Bunny episodes.
  7. Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge: Almost as good as the original but everyone is older and less cute. 
  8. Coraline: Super creepy. Might scar really little kids, but interesting and good life lessons for older families.
  9. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie: Pooh and his friends set out on a fearsome journey to find a mysterious creature, a Heffalump
  10. Frankenweenie: Starts sad but very sweet movie about a boy’s relationship with his pup.
  11. The Little Vampire: I actually haven’t seen this one in years but I remember it from my childhood. Little Tony struggles to fit in after a move abroad until he befriends a vampire
  12. Phantom of the Megaplex: After a series of strange occurrences at a movie theater, an employee wonders if the random incidents aren’t actually random at all.
  13. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride: Tim Burton movie similar to The Nightmare before Christmas where a man is dragged to the land of the dead right before his wedding (and depending on his bride, that might have been the better option, am I right?)
  14. Monsters, Inc: A family movie classic. Not creepy or spooky in any way, but monsters are kinda Halloweeny, right?
  15. Edward Scissorhands: Another Tim Burton film. In this one a man name Edward is outcasted for having scissors for hands. Relatable, right?
  16. ParaNorman: This is a cute story about a boy who can “see dead people” but not in the creepy Sixth Sense way. This is a cute one about how a boy misses his grandmother. Now that actually is relatable.
  17. Hotel Transylvania 2: Almost as cute as the original, but a little creepier. Count Dracula is quite the backseat parent-er, and because of which hilarity ensues.
  18. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: While Charlie and the gang are out trick or treating and planning to attend a party, Linus will be waiting in a pumpkin patch for The Great Pumpkin. A peanuts classic for all ages. We actually used to watch it in my high school art class the week of Halloween every year.
  19. Return to Halloweentown: Cute premise and nice story, but not quite as good as the first two.
  20. Ghostbusters: A group of disgraced college professors (the Ghostbusters) must save New York City from a supernatural disaster (but in my opinion, could New York really get much worse than it is already?)
  21. Casper the Friendly Ghost: When he’s not being cute, he’s peacefully haunting a mansion in Maine. A supernatural specialist comes to town to communicate with Casper and his friends. Not scary. Very cute. Perfect for family movie night
  22. Beetlejuice: When a  couple dies in a car crash, they find that they are bound to their home, haunting it forever, scaring away buyers. The movie is from 1988. Show the kids what it movies were like in the good old days.
  23. The Addams Family: Speaking of a throwback, a man comes to town into an attempt to swindle the Addams fortune after evicting them from their home. The Addams Family TV series is also excellent if your family is especially into Halloween.
  24. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod Crane leaves his home in Connecticut to be a schoolmaster in Sleepy Hollow, New York (but the real scary part is why anyone would leave New England for New York).
  25. The Haunted Mansion: Per the request of his nagging wife, a dad takes his family on a vacation and on the way they stop at a giant mansion, which is nice, until they realize that it’s haunted.
  26. Monsters University: the prequel to Monsters Inc. Mike and Sully meet in college and develop an unlikely friendship. 
  27. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Wallace and Gromit have been tasked with stopping a giant rabbit from destroying all the crops in the town in order to impress their pretty lady client. 
  28. The Little Ghost: Children try to help a ghost see his first sunrise. The only problem being that he lives in the attic of a castle in a small town and only awakens for one hour a year.
  29. Scared Shrekless: Shrek and his friends have a contest to come up with a scary story, but to find out who the winner is, they have to spend the night in Lord Farquaad’s haunted castle.
  30. Monster House: A group of 3 friends must find a way to destroy a haunted house with a dark creature within before trick-or-treaters are harmed on Halloween. This movie is actually pretty scary. Wouldn’t recommend it for super little kids.

What are your favorite Halloween movies? Let’s talk about it, below.

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