“Charlie and Lola Volume 9: What Can I Wear for Halloween” DVD Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
September 23, 2009

Charlie and Lola DVD

This was the first time that my family and I were introduced to Charlie and Lola.  They are ADORABLE!!  I received a copy of “Charlie and Lola, Vol. 9: What Can I Wear for Halloween?” on DVD. My boys really enjoyed watching it and I actually enjoyed it as well. It was cute to see the brother and sister team and their friends work together to prepare for Halloween!  My favorite character was Charlie because he reminded me so much of my oldest boy!

BBC Video released “Charlie and Lola Volume Nine” What Can I Wear for Halloween” on September 8th, 2009. “Charlie and Lola” is an award-winning preschool series. In this DVD, we follow the adorable sibling duo and their friends as they get together to prepare for their school’s Halloween Party. Charlie, Lola, Lotta and Marv have been growing a pumpkin all through summer, and it’s enormous. Everyone has decided what costumes to wear, except for Lola. On the day of the party, however, disaster strikes. Bat Boy (otherwise known as Morton from upstairs) splatters the pumpkin and now Lola has a double crisis on her hands. Featuring nine fun-filled episodes, including the double-length Autumn special, Everything is Different and Not the Same.”

1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a copy of “Charlie and Lola Volume Nine:  What Can I Wear for Halloween” on DVD!!!


– Tell me what your favorite childhood costume was.


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I received a copy of “Charlie and Lola Volume Nine: What Can I Wear for Halloween” on DVD to review so that I could write an honest and real review.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

256 Responses to ““Charlie and Lola Volume 9: What Can I Wear for Halloween” DVD Review & Giveaway”

  1. Lin says:

    I remember being 5 yrs old & being dressed up as a ballerina. I loved it!

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  3. Jill L says:

    I made a penguin costume. I had never really sewed before so I was quite proud of myself.

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  6. Sylvia says:

    My favorite costume was the headless horseman with a pumpkin for a head

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  8. sandy says:

    I think the favorites were the ones that were easy to put on and not hard to move around. Winnie the pooh was and easy one when I was little- no mask and warm where we lived

  9. My favorite costume was bunny penguin also remember a bunny rabbit one 😉

  10. Amanda says:

    When I was little we had to create our own costumes most of the time..I think my favorite was a christmas tree that I made for my sister.Now that I am a mommy I love looking for costumes for my children and they always pick such great ones that I never want to get rid of them.

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  13. Darlene says:

    I always liked being an old lady. (Now I don’t need a costume. LOL)

  14. Jamie Z says:

    I remember when I was little they had those really crappy plastic costumes. I would say that my favorite was when I was a cat.

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  17. adrienne Gordon says:

    A Princess.

  18. Tracey Byram says:

    A witch.

  19. Vickie Couturier says:

    Back in the day,we didnt get new costumes,we had to make our own,so my favorite one to do was a Bum,an it was fun

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  24. Tracy Pryor says:

    When I was 6 years old I dressed up like a witch. That was my favoite costume.

  25. andrea v says:

    I always loved being a princess. I had a glittery blue gown that was so pretty

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  27. Ann F says:

    I dressed up as a princess

  28. Linda Kish says:

    I don’t recall dressing up as a child (poor me) but as an adult I liked my flapper costume best.

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  30. Leanne says:

    I can remember the year me and my brother were dresses as lightning bugs and the antennas my dad made flashed. My parents always made our costumes and I remember many comments on how cute they were from all our neighbors.
    Thanks for the chance!!

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  32. angela m says:

    my favorite costume was when my best friend and i made our own costume..
    we were siamese twins..we got so many compliments that year..

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  34. beth shepherd says:

    My favorite halloween costume was when I dressed up like a clown. My friend did my makeup and used nail polish on my face – we were 10 or so at the time. It was awful to get off! lol
    Thank you!

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  37. Julie Cutshaw says:

    main entry: my favorite childhood costume was one my mom made for me which was a fairy, lots of white tulle, glittery thread was used and my wand. my mom loved to sew as do I amd I loved the creations I got at halloween. thanks> my grandson would love this DVD

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  42. Heather M says:

    My mom Made me an angel Costume one year. I Loved it!
    and I was an M&M one year as well!

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  44. Marie says:

    The year I dressed up a C3PO 🙂 I thought that was so cool!

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  47. Monique Rizzo says:

    Mine was little bo peep. My mom dressed my baby brother as a sheep! It was adorable. Thanks for the chance.

  48. Melanie S says:

    Ahahaha – my favorite Halloween costume was so gawd-awful: huge fuzzy rainbow wig, blue false eyelashes, a purple shawl and shiny gold pants….I think I was supposed to be a punk rocker or something. Only an 8 year old could love a costume like that!! = P

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  54. Denyse says:

    I loved being Raggedy Ann.

  55. My favorite was being a Genie…I loved the show “I Dream of Jeanie!” I was that for the majority of my Halloweens!

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  58. colleen says:

    my favorite costume when I was younger was a garfield costume that my mom made.


  59. Dana says:

    My favorite childhood costume was Raggedy Ann.

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  63. Nad says:

    I grew up overseas, where we didn’t celebrate Halloween. But my daughter’s favorite costume this year is a Princess!

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  67. My favorite costume was when I went as ET, and I won first place at our school carnival for best costume. I wish I had a picture somewhere.

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  71. Joseph says:

    My favorite Halloween costume was a clown outfit my Mom handmade for me and I wore every year for 5 yrs until I out grew it.

  72. Oh lord, I was raised by a single dad for a while. All I can remember is the bowl hair cut from that age. Maybe Rainbow Bright?

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  74. Christine says:

    My favorite was a Crayola crayon my mom made!

  75. Christine says:

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  77. corrie says:

    i remeber i was a “hunter” ya i know wth

  78. Brenda says:

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  79. Tori says:

    A simple black cat was my favorite costume!

  80. mommietj says:

    my favorite costume was a fairy.

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  83. Nichole cook says:

    My favorite costume growing up was my butterfly outfit.

  84. Nichole cook says:

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  85. Caitlin czirban says:

    favorite childhood costume was a black kitty cat and i continue to be one every halloween. meow…

  86. Laura DeLuca says:

    I liked the year I was tinker bell

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  89. wendi says:

    My favorite costume wasn’t mine,buy our dog’s.
    We had a schnoodle and we dressed him up with a scarf around his neck as a cowboy and he was always the first at the door for candy.
    Come to think of it he got more attention than any of us kids. lol

  90. Liz L. says:

    I won 1st place in the second grade for being a witch. I’ll never forget it. 🙂

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  93. Veronica Murillo says:

    My brother’s…he made a “grape” costume, with lts of purple balloons!!! So cool!!!

  94. franticmommy says:

    I love Charlie and Lola! My Mom used to hand-sew all our costumes. I wish I still had them to this day. I think the best were to clown costumes she would make!

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  96. ky2here says:

    Superman. I was awesome.

  97. Crystal Allen says:

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  104. Oh dear, we didn’t really dress up much… but I think I was a cat once and had fun with that. 🙂

    Thanks for the great giveaway – we love charlie and lola!

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  108. Justina says:

    I would love this for my kids.
    My favorite costume was when I was strawberry shortcake as a lil’ girl!

  109. Jennifer Hamitlon says:

    My favorite was one of the those plastic drape costumes with the mask of smurfette =)

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  112. christopher h says:

    i dressed as a hobo one year

  113. Paula H says:

    My favorite was my Casper the Ghost costume.

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  117. jennifer says:

    I used to love dressing up as little red riding hood!

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  119. Kristy H says:

    My favorite costume was a ballerina! My mom made me a tutu and I had the crown, shoes, I loved it!

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    My favorite costume as a kid was strawberry shortcake.

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  131. Annette E says:

    I loved being a pink Power Ranger. My mom made me the costume and it was so cool.

  132. Melanie says:

    When I was 8 I went as a ballerina that had fallen off the stage.
    No lie. I wore a tutu and a bandage on my head.
    My mother let me pick my own costume that year.

  133. Jammie says:

    My favorite halloween costume was a smurf. I was painted all blue. I miss being a kid sometimes.

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  135. Terra Heck says:

    My mother crafted a red Crayon costume. That was my favorite.

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  137. Mishia says:

    I loved being a witch or a cheerleader!

  138. Erica C. says:

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  139. D. Elmore says:

    A clown! Mama made the costume and I was horrified. I wanted store bought. But it was the cutest costume I ever had. With a few alterations I even wore it in high school.

  140. Erica g says:

    My favorite was Raggedy Ann.

  141. amy delong says:

    My mom made me the cutest clown costume when I was 3,loved it!


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  146. Brittany says:

    Hands down, my favorite costume was Rainbow Bright! My mom made it for me and I wore it at least two years.

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  149. Badger Momma says:

    My favorite Halloween costume was a vampire. This was before costumes became so generic, copyrighted, and tame.

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  153. I don’t remember how old I was, but my favorite costume when I was a kid was Sally from the Peanuts. It was one of those real thin store bought costumes, but I love it anyway! Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway, my girls love Charlie and Lola!


  154. Melissa says:

    My favorite childhood costume was a tiger.

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  160. susan smoaks says:

    i like to be a witch when i was little

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  164. Chrysa says:

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  166. Sand says:

    Wonder Woman was my favorite costume every year.

  167. DanV says:

    My favorite was a train engineer costume

  168. Jennifer M says:

    My favorite costume was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

  169. Veronica Garrett says:

    My favorite childhood costume was a Barbie costume.

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    A cow costume complete with udders 🙂

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    My favorite costume was the Wonder Woman Costume.

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