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Best Thanksgiving Movies For Kids | 2022 Edition

A List Of Ultimate Feel-Good Thanksgiving Movies For The Whole Family

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Looking for the perfect family movie to watch with with your kids on Thanksgiving Day? You’ve come to the right place!

Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for everyone and everything in your life, so movies that focus on gratitude are the best films to watch on Thanksgiving Day.

With that said, we’ve created a list of the best Thanksgiving films to watch with the entire family.

Not all of these movies are centered around Thanksgiving Day (and many don’t even include the big feast), but they do focus on the concept of gratitude (and some football), and they’re perfect for the whole family to watch after the big dinner.

Best Thanksgiving Movies For The Whole Family

1. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

Things don’t go exactly as planned when Charlie Brown and Snoopy attempt to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for his friends. This 1973 animated film is a heart warming classic that teaches everyone the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

2. Pocahontas (1995)

Pocahontas is a 1995 animated historical film based on the life of a Native American woman named Pocahontas. During the time of English settlers, Pocahontas bravely saves the life of John Smith—an Englishman she falls in love with, by preventing him from execution by her people.

3. Free Birds (2013)

Free birds is a fun Thanksgiving movie for kids that’s full of funny moments. It’s about two turkeys who go back in time to prevent their ancestors from becoming Thanksgiving dinner, but will they succeed?

4. Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow (2015)

While the Emerson siblings, Tim and Annie, quickly grow bored without the Internet, they soon try to track the Howling Hoodoo, an elusive monster the locals dismiss as a legend. It’s a fun Thanksgiving movie from the quirky mind of Jim Henson that your kids will have a blast watching!

5. Homeward Bound—The Incredible Journey (1993)

Left behind by their owners, three pets go on an adventure to reunite with their family. It’s an adventurous and nostalgic family-friendly movie that’s perfect to watch around Thanksgiving. The inner 90s kid in you will love this film!

6. Little Giants (1994)

Little Giants is a fun 90s movie about two brothers who find themselves at odds when they coach opposing pee-wee football teams. This nostalgic movie has some of the best 90s actors (like Rick Moranis), and your kids will absolutely love the plot.

7. The Good Dinosaur (2015)

The Good Dinosaur is an epic computer animated film about a Dinosaur named Arlo, who embarks on an epic journey to find his way home after he falls into a river that sweeps him away. Along the way he learns about forgiveness, trust and appreciation of family. It’s a beautiful film, and great to watch during the autumn months.

8. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)

If you need some 80s nostalgia this Thanksgiving, definitely watch “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids”. This movie contains both a fun plot and the meaning of family. Plus, they eat a massive Turkey at the end.

9. We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993)

A time traveling scientist goes back to prehistoric times and feeds dinosaurs a magic cereal that increases their intelligence – next they land in modern New York City for a series of comic adventures, and even find themselves in the Thanksgiving Day parade!

10. An Arthur Thanksgiving!

Your younger children will love “An Arthur Thanksgiving”. As Arthur and his family are getting ready for Thanksgiving, Pal disappears to go on his own adventure. So friends, family and the rest of Elwood City try to get Pal home. Will they be able to celebrate the best Thanksgiving yet?

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Fun Family Costume Ideas For Halloween

Get Ready To Win Halloween With These Genius Group Costume Ideas

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Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re part of a big crew or family that loves to match for Halloween, then you’ll love these fun group costume ideas!

Halloween is so much fun, and the only thing better than dressing up in a great Halloween costume is sharing the fun with your entire family! 

That’s why I’ve put together a list of family-friendly Halloween costumes that you and your loved ones can wear on Halloween night and impress the entire neighborhood!

All of these group costumes are available on HalloweenCostumes.com. If you see any ideas that appeal to you, click on the Shop The Look button, and it’ll take you to their website where you can get the inspired look!

Best Family Costume Ideas For Halloween 2022

Ghostbusters Group Costume

Are you ready to become the professional Ghostbuster that you always knew you could be?  Well now you can! And your kids can join in on the fun with this Halloween group costume idea! There’s even an adorable slimer costume for baby!

How To Train Your Dragon Group Costume

How cute is this adorable trio? And the star of the show is most definitely the little dragon!

Circus Performers Group Costume

What I love about this group costume is that you can do your makeup anyway you’d like—sweet and charming, or twisted and scary! And the baby lion, no doubt, will be the star of the show!

Star Wars Group Costume

Raising a kid in this galaxy can be tough, but with these Star Wars Halloween costumes, you’ll have a super fun night of Trick-Or-Treating!

Beetlejuice Group Costume Idea

Beetlejuice is a classic spooky movie , and your little can be the star of this group costume by dressing up as your favorite ghost with the most!

Wizard Of Oz Group Costume

This Wizard of Oz group costume is perfect for families who adore the classic movie! If there are more than 4 people, someone could always be a munchkin, the good witch or the wicked witch!

The Cat In The Hat Group Costume

Your family will have a blast as the Cat In The Hat and his crew on Halloween night! Just don’t get into too much mischief when you’re out there collecting candy!

Grease Group Costume

You and your family will have the time of your lives strutting your stuff in these 1950’s Grease outfits!

Ace Ventura Group Costume

In this hilarious group costume, mom and dad can both be Ace Ventura while baby dresses up as a dolphin!

Airline Crew Group Costume

If your kids love planes or flying, then consider becoming an airline crew for Halloween!

Willy Wonka Group Costume

If you love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory, then consider dressing up as some of the characters! Babies and toddlers look adorable in Oompa Loompa costumes!

Avengers Group Costume

The Captain America and Avengers films may have reached their final endgame but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to be over! You and the kids can be the coolest super heroes on Halloween night!

Scooby-Doo Group Costume

Calling all Scooby-Doo fans! Your little ones can help save the day by helping catch some meddling kids this Halloween!

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25 Best Halloween Movies For Family Night

25 Essential Kids Halloween Movies For Family Movie Night

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Family movie nights are the absolute best during the fall season! Why? Because of Halloween!

Sure, Trick-or-Treating and carving pumpkins is super fun, but what really gets everyone into the Halloween spirit is a good ole’ Halloween movie!

There are a ton of family-friendly Halloween movies that make autumn nights really special—and we’ve got a list of 25 essential Halloween movies for all ages that rock!

These movies are a mixed variety of G, PG-13 and PG. You will also find that they are a gun good mix of vintage classics and modern day fun—and your family will love them all.

Where Can I Watch Family-Friendly Halloween Movies?

All of these movies are available to rent on Amazon—and some are free with ads. If you have prime, most of these may even be free as part of your membership!

Don’t have Amazon Prime, but also don’t want a membership? Get a 30-day free trial, and enjoy these spooky movies all month long—then cancel before the next billing period!

25 Best Halloween Movies For The Whole Family

Hocus Pocus

Release Date: 1993

Rating: PG

Hocus Pocus is my favorite Halloween movie for kids, as well as adults. When the Sanderson sisters (who happen to be witches) accidentally get conjured up from 17th century Salem, three local kids have to get rid of them by sunrise. It’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’s so nostalgic!

Harry Potter

Release Date: 2001

Rating: PG

My kids and I adore all of the Harry Potter movies. At age 11, Harry Potter learns that he is the son of 2 powerful Wizards, and begins his own wizard studies at Hogwarts. If you love magic, ghosts and mythical beasts, this franchise is a must-see!

The Adams Family

Release Date: 1991

Rating: PG-13

They’re creepy, they’re spooky and all together ooky, the Adams Family is another family-friendly Halloween movie that should be on everyone’s fall bucket list of movies to watch. It’s a blast from the past that you don’t see much of today in the film world, and to be honest, the new animated version does not even come close to the original!

The Goonies

Release Date: 1985

Rating: PG

If you love movies about pirates and treasure hunting, then you’ll love this blast from the past! The Goonies is an all-American classic that definitely needs to be on your fall bucket list! A group of local misfits follow a treasure map to unearth abandoned treasure that saves their homes from being foreclosed. It’s fun and fast-paced, but it does have the Fratellis—an Italian crime family who are after the kids with guns—so take caution.

Casper

Release Date: 1995

Rating: PG

Christina Ricci stars in this Halloween classic alongside Casper, the friendly ghost, and it’s very fun to watch—especially if you were a 90s kid. Take caution though if you have little ones—this movie does have a focus on death and some mild bullying.

Ghostbusters

Release Date: 1984

Rating: PG

Three university parapsychologists lose their research grant and decide to open their own business, “Ghostbusters”. When they get summoned to investigate some strange happenings in a Central Park West apartment, they discover that all of Manhattan is being besieged by scary worldly demons. It’s not too scary though, and little kids will enjoy it. You can also opt for the 2021 version—Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Coraline

Release Date: 2009

Rating: PG

Coraline is a visually stunning stop-motion animated Halloween flick for kids and adults. It’s about a girl named Coraline Jones who finds a secret world that’s just like her own, but better. However, things eventually get a bit creepy, and she must escape from her “other” mother.

The Witches

Release Date: 1990

Rating: PG

I remember watching “The Witches” by Roald Dahl in the 4th grade, and it’s been a favorite Halloween movie of mine ever since. This movie might be a little too much for younger kids under 7, so take caution. You can even opt for the 2020 remake of The Witches with Anne Hathaway.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Release Date: 1993

Rating: PG

This family-friendly Halloween movie is a classic! Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy, and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere!

Monsters Inc

Release Date: 2001

Rating: G

If you don’t want your kids to go to bed terrified, then Monsters Inc is the perfect Halloween movie for family night. This movie is all about spooky yet very cute professional monsters who scare kids in order to harvest screams. It’s told from a monster’s perspective and is very fun to watch!

Tim Burton’s Corpse bride

Release Date: 2005

Rating: PG

This stop-motion animation by Tim Burton is about a young man who gets whisked off to the underworld and gets wed to a mysterious corpse bride. It’s a pretty cool movie to watch around Halloween, but might be kind of slow and un-interesting for younger children under 12.

Frankenweenie

Release Date: 2012

Rating: PG

Frankenweenie is a fun family-friendly Halloween movie. It’s about a dog that comes to life—much like Frankenstein—only funnier. It has eerie vibes without over-the-top scares, and it’s great for kids age 8 and older.

Cruella

Release Date: 2021

Rating: PG-13

This movie is a fun watch for teens and adults. Disney’s CRUELLA follows the early days of one of cinema’s most notorious villains. It takes place during the 1970s London punk rock revolution, where a young grifter transforms herself into the raucous, revenge-bent Cruella de Vil. 

Coco

Release Date: 2017

Rating: PG

In this Disney Pixar’s extraordinary adventure with visually stunning animation, a boy who dreams of becoming a great musician embarks on a journey to uncover the mysteries behind his ancestor’s stories and traditions. It takes place during Dia De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead), and is a fun watch for kids 7 and up.

Hotel Transylvania

Release Date: 2012

Rating: PG

The Hotel Transylvania franchise is a ton of fun for the whole family, and mine loves all 4 installments. This movie centers around Dracula, his family and fun shenanigans that are always happening at his hotel for monsters.

Peanuts: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Release Date: 1966

Rating: PG-13

If you want to show your kids a not-so-spooky Halloween movie with heartwarming scenes, look no further than Peanuts: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This movie is a classic, and has been a favorite among many since its release in 1966!

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Release Date: 2016

Rating: PG-13

This magical prequel to the Harry Potter series is about a magizoologist who must track down magical creatures (who inadvertently got loose) and put them back where they belong. It’s a fun movie that’s great for older children.

Gremlins

Release Date: 1984

Rating: PG-13

This blast from the 80s past is about a teenage boy who accidentally unleashes a horde of monsters on a small town. It’s not too scary, but probably best for older children who understand that Gizmo and his buddies are just puppets.

Beetlejuice

Release Date: 1988

Rating: PG

Beetlejuice is a fun ride, but best for older children (it might cause nightmares for the younger ones). It’s about a ghost couple who finds their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, and hires a sleazy ghost named Beetlejuice to help scare them away.

Labyrinth

Release Date: 1986

Rating: PG

This classic movie is best to watch around Halloween because it’s full of fun, magical creatures that your kids will love! It’s about a young girl who enters a world of her own creation, and must rescue her baby brother from the goblin king (played by David Bowie).

Paranorman

Release Date: 2022

Rating: PG

This family-friendly Halloween movie is a magically thrilling story of Norman, a boy who must use his ability to see and speak with the dead to save his town from a centuries-old curse

The Box Trolls

Release Date: 2014

Rating: PG

From the creators of Coraline, The Box Trolls is a fun stop-motion animated Halloween movie about boy who is raised by quirky creatures. Together, they must fight the town villain and save his family. It’s a cute movie that’s not too scary for little ones, and reminds me a lot of James And The Giant Peach.

Little Monsters

Release Date: 1989

Rating: PG

This blast from the past is about a sixth-grader named Brian who recently moved to a new town and befriends Maurice, the monster under his bed. While Brian and Maurice have a lot of fun making mischief, things turn serious when Brian’s brother gets kidnapped!

Little Shop Of Horrors

Release Date: 1986

Rating: PG-13

In this quirky Halloween flick, Rick Moranis plays a nerdy flower clerk who is forced to lure in victims for his bloodthirsty talking plant. It’s a musical comedy, and might be better suited for older kids.

E.T. —The Extra Terrestrial

Release Date: 1982

Rating: PG

Many people might argue that E.T. isn’t really a Halloween movie, but it does take place around Halloween, the characters go trick-or-treating, and the fun yet eerie vibes make this film a great one to watch during the fall.

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21 Wall-E Inspired Birthday Cake Ideas

21 Fabulous Wall-E Cake Designs To Inspire Your Next Birthday Cake

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Looking for Wall-E birthday cake ideas? You’ve come to the right place!

Wall-E was released in 2008, but is still very much relevant and enjoyable to watch today. In fact, it’s one of our favorite Disney-Pixar movies that my kids can watch over and over again without losing interest.

This beautiful animated film shows what can happen if humanity destroys its own environment, and it’s also a love story with funny moments that make kids and adults giggle.

With that said, Wall-E makes an awesome birthday theme idea and you can have some gorgeous cakes created with designs that are based on this movie—especially if your child is into astronomy.

Below are 21 beautiful cakes inspired by Wall-E that would delight any fan. So if you’re planning a Wall-E themed birthday party in the upcoming future, these awesome cake designs can serve as inspiration for your Wall-E themed cake decor.

And if you’re looking for some Wall-E cake toppers, here are some handmade varieties on Amazon to help you with your design.

Also, all of these cake images link back to the original Instagram accounts, so if you see a cake that you absolutely love, give these talented cake decorators a follow!

And before you go, check this super easy Wall-E fondant topper tutorial!

Source: Youtube | Little Hunnys Bakery

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11 Funny Environmental Commercials

A Must-See Collection Of Anti-Pollution Ads That Are Laugh Out Loud Funny

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Littering, de-forestation, plastic pollution…all of those things and more occur on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, not many people are aware of the seriousness of these things. So when it comes to raising awareness, sometimes the best way to grab someone’s attention, especially regarding environmental issues, is through humor.

These genius environmental commercials do just that —they grab your attention with humor, and make you remember how very real these environmental issues truly are.

Though a bit quirky, these commercials are educational and memorable. In a strange, but good way, they make you remember to be a more conscious person when it comes to the environment, and that’s a good thing.

So take a few minutes out of your day and watch a few—laughter is good for the soul.

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1. Noice: Zero Waste Toothpaste

Source: YouTube: Noice

We love this hilarious commercial because it stars the co-founder of Noice (a zero waste toothpaste company) and how transparent they are with their ingredients—they hide nothing—just like Clement. If you’d like to try it out, it’s available on Amazon with a subscription option!

2. Honest Government Ad: We’re F***’d

Source: YouTube: The Juice Media

This hilarious environmental commercial is brutally honest. A government spokesperson showcases all the horrible environmental issues going on throughout the world but later on encourages people to do something about it. The highlight of this video is toward the end, where we’re reminded of people trying to raid Area 51 instead of focusing on more important things. It’s definitely worth a watch.

3. Real Men Do Laundry

Source: YouTube: Tru Earth

This environmental commercial is all about switching to eco-friendly laundry strips which are available on their Tru Earth Store and are much kinder to your health and the environment. The main character is incredibly cheesy and full of himself which makes this commercial hilarious. The funniest line in this commercial is “every time you click, a baby turtle gets to go to college” (referring to a 30 day free trial).

4. Kia Niro / Hero’s Journey

Source: Youtube: AdTV

This environmental commercial stars actress Melissa McCarthy and was played during Super Bowl 51. In this commercial, Melissa keeps getting tasked to save trees, sea creatures and more—unfortunately, she getting hurt in the process which makes this commercial oh so humorous.

5. Josh Thrower – Waste Management- A Mighty Good Can

Source: YouTube / Jay Throw

This waste management commercial has two dumpsters singing a parody of Sal-N-Peppa’s “What A Man” song, then cracking a cheesy joke. It’s so bad that it makes you chuckle.

6. CleanSeas Break-Up PSA: “It’s Not Me, It’s You”

Source: Youtube / UN Environment Programme

This funny environmental commercial is about a woman on a date with a plastic bottle, and breaking the relationship off. “It’s not you, it’s me” she says to the bottle as she pulls out a stainless steel reusable water bottle.

7. You Can Do Something To Save The Earth, Just Follow The Frog

Source: YouTube/ The Funny Channel 7

This funny environmental commercial is about the importance of buying products that contain the Rainforest Alliance certification. The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests to make responsible business the new normal. 

8. Moderately Funny – Environment

Source: Youtube / Flatbush Misdemeanors

This environmental commercial is so awkward that it makes you break down and laugh toward the end. It’s about a guy who is trying to get people to sign a petition to help the environment, but everyone ignores him. Finally, when someone does stop to talk to him, he has no idea what to talk about.

9. Final Straw Commercial

Source: YouTube / FinalStraw

If you’re familiar with the product “Final Straw”, then you’ll love their funny commercial about avoiding plastic straws and opting for reusable ones. The Star of the commercial is a mermaid who kind of just hovers above the ground (mermaid tail and all).

10. Funny Eko-Kom Czech Waste Recycling Campaigns

Source: YouTube / Funny Commercials

The premise of this environmental commercial is to show the importance of putting trash and recycling products where they belong—in bins and not the ground—“life makes sense when everything is in its place”. You then get a good laugh at different occupations switching places and how awkward it would be in real life if that were to happen.

11. Conservation Commerial About Karma

Source: YouTube / OnlyTheBestAds

This hilarious environmental commercial shows a trickle down effect of bad things happening after one person decides to throw a bottle into the street and litter.