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Halloween Books and Movies from Disney including 25th Anniversary Editions of Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas

Hocus Pocus and A Nightmare Before Christmas

Halloween is right around the corner and Disney has you covered with some spooky books and movies. We recently received some review copies of the 25th anniversary edition of Hocus Pocus and the Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Edition which is also a Sing-A-Long Version. We watched Hocus Pocus as a family the other night. I had never seen it before but the rest of the family did. It was funny and fun to see so many actors and actresses that we know from several TV shows and movies now. Especially Binks. Allison is a huge NCIS fan and Sean Murray plays McGee on that show. We see him all the time. It was funny seeing him as a kid actor. Overall we enjoyed seeing the movie and the three witches were pretty funny. I guess I probably should have watched this as a kid, or at least watched it the first time round with the family. They were all sorts of tickled by it the first time they watched. Eva was still into it the second time but Andrew did his Andrew thing when he is no longer interested, plays loudly or talks throughout the movie. I probably should have gotten him a few books to read while we watched the movie, books like those below. Or, I could have downloaded the digital version of the Nightmare before Christmas to see if he’d be more interested in that. Continue reading Halloween Books and Movies from Disney including 25th Anniversary Editions of Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas

Book Reviews: Back to School Reading from Disney Books

First day of school 2018

The kids went back to school yesterday. I will be sad to see them away from the house all day long. I do miss them even if I have the whole place to myself and can do whatever I want. Maybe even get in some reading. In our house we place a heavy emphasis on reading. Both Eva and Andrew are avid readers. I cannot even keep up with how much Eva reads. Andrew is coming along but really working on it. I still enjoy reading to the kids when I get a chance and we are lucky that Disney Publishing sends us tons of books throughout the year. I will be doing way more on books going forward and giving you recommendations of new books to enjoy with your own kids. Here are some that are back to school themed. These books have been provided to us for free in order to give our honest reviews. Continue reading Book Reviews: Back to School Reading from Disney Books