Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin beer, and even pumpkin Hershey’s Kisses (trust me they’re really good), Halloween 2015 is certainly pumpkin-tastic. But, there is one pumpkin in particular that we have been able to rely on every Halloween since we were kids: The Great Pumpkin, as in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. And just because you're technically a grown-up now, that doesn't mean you can't still watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown every year.
The 25-minute Peanuts Halloween classic has been a staple in American Halloween traditions since 1966. Guys, that means Halloween 2016 will mark It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown's 50th anniversary! With so many generations of kids and adults alike touched by the movie, when will 2015’s fans get a chance to watch it? It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will air on ABC Thursday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. EST. And, ABC is streaming It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown for free on abc.go.com! The movie is also available to purchase on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes.
While trick-or-treaters of Halloween past and present have all enjoyed the Charlie Brown classic, the memories of the film are accompanied by the crisp smell of autumn and taste of Halloween candy. And, if you were a ‘90s kid, you probably remember kicking back with It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and eating these 12 Halloween candies.
1. Candy Corn
OK, I know this question has been asked many times before, but does anyone actually like candy corn? Though, I am partial to the pumpkin-shaped variety, it's just cuter.
2. Wax Lips/Wax Fangs
No surprise here, wax fangs just sort of tasted like wax and made you drool. But, it was fun to be able to eat part of your costume.
3. Candy Buttons
Remember how, the candy buttons would have little bits of paper stuck to them. *nostalgic sigh*
I know these are still around, but they have bells and whistles now. I remember a simpler time when there were only a handful of flavors and novelty in that the red ones looked like tongues.
5. Caramel Apple Pops
Caramel apples are a fall favorite, and so are Caramel Apple Pops.
They were just so painfully sour.
7. Double Bubble Gum
This was worse than getting raisins.
8 - 12. Mini Boxes of Nerds, Dum-Dums, Dots, Tootsie Rolls, & Tootsie Pops
Grouped together because these were, by far, the most common pieces in your haul. You had enough to last through the New Year.
If It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and throwback Halloween candy isn't enough nostalgia for you, I leave you with this.