When we set out to list the greatest Halloween movies and TV specials us ’90s kids can watch with our kids, it got us thinking about the many joys of being a parent. There are myriad reasons to love having kids. The way they look at you, feeling those chubby little arms around your neck as they whisper “I lub you, Mama” — both totally valid examples and, to be honest, just the tip of the iceberg.
But one of the greatest joys of having kids that people talk about less? Introducing those babies to all the things you loved when you were a kid. And, fortunately for your offspring, you were a ’90s kid. That obviously means they get the privilege of being introduced to many of the greatest cultural moments of all time. (Sure, we may be a bit biased, but come on, everyone loved the ’90s.)
There’s no better time of the year to start than fall, either. You’re going to watch all of your favorite ’90s Halloween movies and TV specials anyway, so why not share the experience with your progeny? We’ve got 10 prime picks to kick off this nostalgic bonding time.
A version of this article was originally published October 2018.