Which one of the following am I most excited about this time of year?
A) Football Season
B) Tights Season
C) Chili & Cornbread Season
D) Cider & Donut Season
E) Fall Movie Season
F) All of the Above
H) None of the Above
I) A & B
J) A & E
K) C & E
Wait, did I lose you? Does your chance of getting the answer right feel slimmer and slimmer because there are so many possible combinations? Am I messing with your brain and now you just want to shut down and quit the quiz because this isn’t fun anymore? WELCOME TO AMERICAN STANDARDIZED TESTING. But don’t worry, your test scores are used for only 100% of everything schools do.
Okay, okay, it’s not really a quiz and I’ll accept a multitude of answers. But let’s just dissect “E” for the heck of it because writing about things I’m super passionate about is my favorite, and while I am super passionate about the state of America, advocating for people with disabilities and fostering a personal identity outside of motherhood, I am also passionate about finding the perfect shade of merlot nail polish for October (I’m on it!) and discussing the best scenes in movies that evoke all the cozy fall feels.
(I submit Evidence A: our first viewing of You’ve Got Mail this past weekend)
The latter brought me to compiling this list so instead of poking around Netflix for something good to watch or trying to remember what movies go well with chili and cornbread, I can pull out my trusted favorites. I’m not a big T.V. watcher and rarely sit on the couch for longer than ten minutes, but I love going through my fall/winter repertoire of movies from September on. Whether it’s putting one of these movies on in the kitchen for a Saturday session of pumpkin bread baking or huddling together as a family for our Harry Potter extravaganza (floating candles! butter beer!), these movies bring us together and make me love the season more.
Don’t even get me started on the opening scenes of You’ve Got Mail (The tights! The coat! The golden leaves scattered on New York streets!). Or Dead Poets Society–all that prep school tweed. You can practically feel the crisp fall air through the screen? I can’t even.
So here you are. From football themes and Halloween scenes to autumn city settings and cozy fall family gatherings (Dan in Real Life!), a list of my fall favorites. Want to slap one on your fridge? Print yours here.
Now go forth and huddle.
Also…Fall Bucket List coming to the newsletter this week!