Movies from My Childhood

Kids Movies

As I mentioned in an earlier Childhood post, my family didn’t own a TV until I was around four years old.  Some of the first movies I remember ever watching were Bambi, the Disney movie, of course; Stagecoach, the first movie John Wayne and John Ford worked together on; and Phar Lap, an Australian movie about a racehorse.

These are other movies that I loved, or remember from childhood…

Animal Movies

The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion Returns


Black Beauty

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco


Free Willy

Iron Will

Milo & Otis

Pete’s Dragon

Born Free

National Velvet


The Three Lives of Thomasina

Into the West

Where the Red Fern Grows

Animated Movies

The Lion King


The Return of Jafar

101 Dalmatians

The Fox and the Hound

Beauty and the Beast


Charlotte’s Web

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Rescuers

The Rescuers Down Under

The Jungle Book

The Aristocats

Kids Movies

The Parent Trap

Flight of the Navigator

Mary Poppins

The Journey of Natty Gann


Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus


A Little Princess

The Mighty Ducks

D2: The Mighty Ducks

D3: The Mighty Ducks

The NeverEnding Story

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids


Angels in the Outfield

A Cry in the Wild


The Man from Snowy River

Return to Snowy River

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

El Dorado

True Grit

The Magnificent Seven



Broken Lance

The Rare Breed

The Sons of Katie Elder

The Man from Utah

‘Neath Arizona Skies

Riders of Destiny

Overland Stage Raiders

Gunsmoke Collector’s Edition – Matt Gets It, Tap Day for Kitty, Hack Prine, and The Killer

The Alamo

Old Movies


The Ten Commandments


Quo Vadis

El Cid

The Bible

Across the Great Divide

Musicals / Shows

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

The Sound of Music

White Christmas





Christian Movies

Gingerbrook Fare – Obedience

Colby’s Missing Memory

The Donut Hole – Jesus Shows Us God’s Love

Kid’s Praise! 4 – Singsational Servants!

Kids’ Praise! 5 – Psalty’s Camping Adventure

Gerbert – The World Around Us

Gerbert – Created for Good Works

Sunday Sing-a-Long Video (Maranatha! Kids)

The ButterCream Gang

The ButterCream Gang in Secret of Treasure Mountain

Children’s Bible Story of Jesus – The Resurrection

Children’s Heroes of the Bible – Joseph & his Coat of Many Colors

The Greatest Adventure – The Miracles of Jesus


TV Shows from My Childhood

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Growing up with conservative Christian parents, we didn’t even own a TV until I was around four years old (that’d be 1990-ish).  Then, all I was allowed to watch were Saturday morning Christian cartoons on PBS.  Sooo…  Unlike most people my age who had an affinity for Sesame Street, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Power Rangers, most of my memories of kids shows are Christian.  I decided to look them up again, just for nostalgia’s sake.  So this is what I watched as bitty me…  Blink

Quigley’s Village

Sunshine Factory

Davey and Goliath

Reading Rainbow

The Gospel Bill Show

Mister Rogers

Lamb Chop’s Play-Along

Barney & Friends

Circle Square

Day 4 – Seven Fears / Phobias

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Seven Fears / Phobias

  1. Phonophobia/Ligyrophobia, Auditory Defensiveness, or PTSD:  Loud or unexpected noises give me heart-racing, stomach-clenching, brain-sizzling terror.  I hate alarm clocks.  I leave the room if someone is going to use a blender.  I plug my ears when I flush in public restrooms.  The PTSD side comes in regarding little kids crying, when I can’t see them.  If I can see them and know they’re really okay, and just throwing a tantrum or something, I’m fine.  But if I can’t see them, I get intensely distressed and can’t shake the horrible fear that they’re being abused.  Sad5
  2. Mottephobia:  Moths scare me because they don’t seem to have fear of humans.  Most insects and animals run away from you – moths don’t give a shit, they just fly up in your face and flap around!  I hate that.  I have spent many a night hiding under my covers for fear of moths getting me.
  3. Acridophobia:  Crickets and grasshoppers freak me out for the same reason moths do.  Crickets are worse about this, because unlike other bugs, they don’t jump away from you – they jump into you, crazily!  Gahhhhh!  I do think crickets look very cool, though.
  4. Sinkholophobia:  BigGrin  This is an unofficial term, but when that massive black sinkhole opened up in Guatemala, a new fear of mine was born.  I’m usually not at all scared of typical scary things – horror film monsters don’t scare me, etc.  But this shit SCARES ME.  *shudders and snuggles into Daddy*
  5. Agliophobia:  Pain…scares me more than death.  ‘Nuff said.
  6. Maieusiophobia:  Giving birth.  *shakes head vehemently*  Never gonna happen.  HairRise
  7. Misophonia:  This one isn’t really a fear, but I was hard up for filling this thing out.  hehe  It’s really more of an annoyance – it’s about quiet but repetitive noises such as someone chewing or an animal grooming itself.  It drives me nuts.


Seven Fears and Phobias

  1. Living and/or dying alone. I could actually just expand that to BEING alone, but that’s not actually true. I don’t fear actually being alone. I don’t like it, but I could. Going through life alone and dying alone though? Yeah, that’s tied with the next for my biggest fear.
  2. Abandonment is my other biggest fear/phobia. People I love leaving me, or not caring about me, or turning against me.
  3. Loss of loved ones. This ties into the above two, but they are all different in their own ways. I know growing up, drifting apart, growing in different direction, death, and so on are all a natural part of life, but I still fear losing the people I care about.
  4. Effing up where the people I care about are concerned. I fear hurting those I care about, putting them in no-win situations, making a bad situation worse, and just generally being worse for them than I am good.
  5. Not being able to protect those I care about. An example would be the proverbial back alley mugging situation. I’m mentally and emotionally comfortable with me getting hurt or even killed, but I have a LOT of fear that I will fail to protect my loved one(s).
  6. Blindness. I don’t live in constant fear of it, but I depend on my eyesight heavily. I don’t want to, but I believe I could handle going deaf. Blind though… that’s scary.
  7. I consider myself to be somewhere between Atheist and Agnostic, but I was raised Christian. So I will admit that I do still have a fear of dying and finding out I was wrong. That is not to say I fear dying. I fear being wrong and going to hell. As I understand Christianity though, if you go through the whole believe/confess/be baptized schtick it should be out of a love of god, not a fear of hell.