Welcome Everyone to a "NEW" addition to the "Soft in the Head" family “Soft in the Head Hauntings”! This blog will be devoted entirely to my love of Halloween and everything Halloween and the inner “trickster” that exists in all of us! I will debut new Halloween characters and their stories here, quirky stories from my childhood and funny and often “bloopers” of my everyday life road. I hope you will find some time to follow the "Haunting Happenings" here at "Soft in the Head Hauntings".....

~~~I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. ~~~

The Countdown Begins....

"From ghosties and ghoulies and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night...good Lord deliver us!" - Old Scottish Prayer

The "Ghoultide Gathering" October 2, 2010

May 25, 2009

I Still Laugh.....

Remember Disney's "Sleepy Hollow"?

If you have NEVER seen this I would definitely run out and buy it, rent it or netflix it.....Growing up with Disney
was like breathing for me and I can still remember
the first time I watched this

and listening to Bing Crosby's narration and song. This short little
animated flick resurfaces my childhood memories with such magic and laughter!

We brought our own kids up with a tradition of watching this on Halloween while we drank apple cider and munched ourselves into popcorn comas. I am now hoping that I can share the experience and story of "Icabod Crane" and the "Headless Horseman" with my own grandchildren.

Enjoy a few images and Bing Crosby's song and go out and pick this up....or I will send the "Headless Horseman" your way....BOO!


Theresa said...

I too love this little movie... I've seen it many times. I wonder if they offer it on DVD now???

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh its been along time since i have seen that one...I have the most awesome machine stitchery of that scene of the headless horseman and icabod crane..i must stitch that one out I guess..aaahhh the memories...thanks for sharing...

The Smiling Goat said...

LOVE this! My brother and I used to watch this every year! A bowl of popcorn sitting on the end of my Mother's bed ! Hey how about the Sleepy Hollow movie with Johnny Depp? LOVE it! Ok going out to get both tonight! Thanks for the memories!


...Miss...Maddie's... said...

You're dating yourself Pam.
I always got goosebumps from the 'Scarecrow' series that Disney used to show.
As always your little creations are devoted to inspiring intrigue and delight for the child within us!
xo Susan
PS ~ A witchy mouse in the works perhaps?

Holly said...


Thanks so much for reminding me of some very fond memories. I always loved Ichabod and the very fair Katrina. After reading your blog I went in the pantry and rummaged around in my old VCR box and dug out Ichabod. It's on a tape with the story of Mr. Toad from The Wind in the Willows stories, narrated by Basil Rathbone of Sherlock Holmes fame. We played it tonight for my grandchildren, they loved it!

Thanks again! I love your Soft in the Head Hauntings and I'm looking forward to keeping up with all your news!

Holly Harris
Vicksburg, MS

CCs Whimsies said...

Boo!... My little Softie!! Love, Crusty

Phillane E'lee said...

Sunday was the only day during the year that you could find me off the bike and back home long before the street lights came on to watch Disney. My favorite- Charlie the lonesome Cougar and anything with Patrick Wayne! Swooning!
Thanks for the trip to down the way back when...

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I love this movie, just watched it a few months ago. The story of the Headless Horseman is one of my favorites!

Homespun Heart Primitives said...

I love The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The village of Sleepy Hollow is only about 30 minutes from me.

Designs By CK said...

ONE of my all-time favorites! :-)

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris (-:

Heather said...

Disney has some really wonderful classics that fall by the wayside, I remember being scared by this when I was little... and LOVING IT!

I am also sad that's it's always so hard to find "The Worst Witch"... another Halloween special from my youth.

Also... I see you're reading Laurell K. Hamilton! Have you just started the Anita Blake series? ... if so... I have words of warning for books later in that series! Eeep!