Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!
This week’s (July 2nd, 2019) topic is: Childhood favorites but we decided to change it up and do Favorite Childhood Fairy Tales.
I grew up on fairytales big time. My mom always had the Andrew Lang Colored fairy books around and I usually picked tales from the Blue Fairy Book and the Pink Fairy Book. I was also very obsessed with Grimm Brothers as a child because I’ve always been a horror fiend, even as a little kid.
This has always been probably my favorite fairy tale. It probably had to do with the fact that I was terrified of this 30 min 80s cartoon when I was little, so I became fascinated with the tale overall. You can see my childhood trauma cartoon HERE – Look it’s scary when he sings his forest song – stop judging me!
Grimms Brothers Cinderella
This is not your Disney version! This is bloody as hell and I love it! My favorite part was always when the stepsisters started chopping off parts of their feet to fit into the glass slipper. My kind of gals.
This fairytale packs one hell of a punch. I really wish we could get some retellings of it. I feel like publishers think only a handful of fairytales will ever sell, so we never get anything outside of them (I’m looking at you Beauty and the Beast).
The Princess in the Chest
This was always my mom’s favorite, so it was one I was read a lot to as a kid. I always loved it. I treasure it even more now that she is no longer here.
The Little Mermaid
This is where I discovered that fairytales were depressing and mean LOL I mean Hans Christensen was a very depressing storyteller. I feel like all his tales end in death or unhappiness. I still kind of dig the the tale though – I love to hate it I think.
The Pied Piper
I think I always loved this story because of the music aspect but now thinking back it is a gruesome story.
Now, who doesn’t love this one?
This was always one of my favourite because of the DRAGON!!!
The Princess and the Pea
This one is such fun and less gruesome than others on our list.
Hansel and Gretel
I think I might have been fascinated by the candy house when I was young, minus the witch that wants to eat you.
What were your favourite Fairy Tales growing up? Let us know in the comments!