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Mom's list of Halloween television specials for kids

Halloween fun is only a click away with this list of television specials.
Halloween fun is only a click away with this list of television specials.
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When it comes to Halloween, costumes and candy usually top the list. But as much as kids love dressing up, they also love seeing their favorite characters in costume! Whether you're looking for some background noise for your pumpkin carving or the perfect shows for a night of popcorn and apple cider, look no further. Grab your remote, and set your DVR, here's the most comprehensive list around of family-friendly Halloween-themed television for kids of all ages!

Check out Disney Channel's 2nd annual "Wiz-tober" all month long which includes the re-airing of Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie, Halloweentown, Twitches and two Harry Potter flicks! The month of wizard-themed shows will also feature new episodes of JONAS and The Suite Life On Deck!

ABC Family will kick off the 13 Nights of Halloween on October 19th with a Halloween episode of America's Funniest Home videos and continuing with spooky flicks like BeetleJuice, Goonies and the Addams Family. ABC Family will wrap up with a Halloween marathon beginning at 9 am on the 31st and continuing all day.

Nick's "Shriek Week" kicks off Friday, October 23 with SpongeBob, The Penguins of Madagascar and the Troop. The festivities continue Saturday the 24th with Halloween episodes of iCarly beginning at 8 pm.

Don't miss the classic Halloween movie, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown on ABC October 27 at 8pm, central.

Today, Saturday October 17

Wizards of Waverly Place "Halloween" 2 pm Disney Channel

Jonas "The Tale of the Haunted Firehouse" 2:30 pm Disney Channel

Casper's Scare School 2:30 pm Cartoon Network

Halloweentown 3 pm Disney Channel

Halloweentown 2: Kalabar's Revenge 4:35 pm Disney Channel

Halloweentown High 6:05 pm Disney Channel

Return to Halloweentown High 7:40 pm Disney Channel

Sunday, October 18

Scooby Doo Halloween 8 am Cartoon Network

Monday, October 19

Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie 9:30 am Disney Channel

Casper Meets Wendy 11 am Disney Channel

Tuesday, October 20

The Goonies 7:30 pm ABC Family

Haunted Mansion 8 pm Disney Channel

Wednesday, October 21

Casper: A Spirited Beginning 4:30 pm Cartoon Network

Witches 6:30 pm Cartoon Network

Bug's Bunny Howl-o-ween 8:30 pm Cartoon Network

Thursday, October 22

Addam's Family 8 pm ABC Family

Mostly Ghostly 8 pm Disney Channel

Friday, October 23

Shriek Week 7 pm NICK

Word Girl PBS Kids

Saturday, October 24

Imagination Movers "A Monster Problem" 10 am Disney Channel

Phineas & Ferb "One Good Scare Ought to Do It" DIS XD

"Zombie Day" 2-10 pm Cartoon Network

Sunday, October 25

Lilo & Stitch 4:05 am Disney Channel

Little Bill 10 am Noggin/Nick Jr.

Franklin 11 am Noggin/Nick Jr.

Monday, October 26

Dora "Boo" 11:30 am NICK

Diego "Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween" 9 am NICK

Yo Gabba Gabba 11 am NICK

Ni Hao Kai-lan "Halloween" 12:30 NICK

Tuesday, October 27

Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown 8 pm ABC

Bugs Bunny's Howl-o-ween 5:30 pm Cartoon Network

Wednesday, October 28

Hocus Pocus 8 pm ABC Family

Thursday, October 29

Scooby Doo 7 pm ABC Family

Scary Godmother Halloween Spooktacular 7 pm Cartoon Network

Friday, October 30

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed ABC Family

Saturday, October 31

Cartoon Network's Halloween Marathon 10 am-10 pm

The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein DIS XD

All times listed are central. If I've missed any Halloween episodes or specials, feel free to add them in the comments box.


  • smilinggreenmom 5 years ago

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