The Hallmark Channel has announced its Halloween movie lineup for the end of October. The best of spooky and fun Halloween movies begins on October 25 with Bedknobs and Broomsticks and goes up to October 31 with a full Halloween movie schedule all weekend long.
On the day of Halloween, October 31, there will be a special all-day marathon of the two classic creepy television shows we all grew up with—The Munsters and the Addams Family. Children who have never seen the long running television series will love watching them as a backdrop to All Hallows Eve.
I was happy to see the return of The Good Witch and The Good Witch’s Garden. They will air on the Wednesday and Thursday before Halloween and are two of my modern day Halloween movies. Both movies focus on the new woman in the town, a brunette named Cassandra Nightingale who enchants almost the entire town with a hint of magic. Those not enchanted accuse her of witchcraft and want her removed from the town. Her next door neighbor, Police Chief Jake Russell, played by Chris Potter, a widower with children falls in love with her. In the second movie, someone claims a deed to her home, The Grey House. Both movies are romantically fun and very appropriate for the autumn season.
One addition to the lineup is a Hallmark Channel Original Movie called Growing the Big One. This one looks really fun. Starring Shannen Doherty, the film focuses around a chic city girl who inherits her grandfather’s farm—and his sizeable debt. In order to save the farm, she uses some of his heirloom pumpkin seeds. She decides to grow the biggest pumpkin in the area in order to win a $50,000 prize and save her grandfather’s land from becoming a parking lot. Aided by a neighbor played by Kavan Smith, she falls in love with the farm, the pumpkins and the new neighbor.
Here is the seven day scheduled line-up of Halloween movies. All times noted are Eastern Standard Time (EST). Snuggle up with a cup of hot apple cider and enjoy.
Monday, October 25 Countdown to Halloween Movie
- 9:00 pm EST: Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Tuesday, October 26 Countdown to Halloween Movie
- 9:00 pm EST: Bailey’s Mistake
Wednesday, October 27 Countdown to Halloween Movie
- 9:00 pm EST: The Good Witch
Thursday, October 28 Countdown to Halloween Movie
- 9:00 pm: The Good Witch’s Garden
Friday, October 29 Countdown to Halloween Movie
- 9:00 pm EST: Growing the Big One
Saturday, October 30 Countdown to Halloween Movies
- 7:00 am: Blackbeard’s Ghost
- 9:30 am EST: Bedknobs and Broomsticks
- 12:00 pm EST: Bailey’s Mistake
- 2:00 pm EST: Growing the Big One
- 4:00 pm EST: Freaky Friday (1976)
- 6:00 pm EST: Bailey’s Mistake
- 8:00 pm EST: Edward Scissorhands (a Yoyo and Hoops Movie Night)
Sunday, October 31 Halloween Day Marathons
- 6:00 am EST: Mad Monster Party
- 8:00 am EST: The Munsters Marathon –watch the classic series until 6:00 pm EST
- 6:00 pm EST: The Addams Family – watch the classic series until 3:00 am EST