The Nightmare Before Christmas

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The Nightmare Before Christmas
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A treat from Hollywood's most unlikely Midas: an original fairy tale, screenplay by Caroline Thompson from a story and characters created by Tim Burton, adapted by Michael McDowell and told in stop-motion animation with a lively score by Danny Elfman. Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, is bored with his annual Halloween triumph. A chance visit to nearby Christmastown gives him an idea: he and his spooky friends will stand in for Santa this Christmas! This beautifully realised confection will delight grown-ups of all ages.

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Release details

Rated: PG
Duration: 76 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Henry Selick
Screenwriter: Caroline Thompson
Cast: Danny Elfman
Chris Sarandon
Catherine O'Hara
William Hickey
Glenn Shadix

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There is something spellbinding about this film.. A simple concept - a halloween ghoul, Jack Skellington, bored of scaring stumbles upon Christmas Town, the polar opposite of Halloween Town. The songs are catchy and fun, the characters are spooky but lovable and the scenery is wonderful.


Is it a Halloween movie? Is it a Christmas movie? Who cares, it's just a classic for all ages at any time of the year!


amazing i have watched it a gazzilion times and know all the song words.........this is halloween this is halloween pumpkins scream in the dead of night etcetera etcetera perfect for all ages i am 16 and have loved it for years


amazing i have watched it a gazzilion times and know all the song words.........this is halloween this is halloween pumpkins scream in the dead of night etcetera etcetera perfect for all ages i am 16 and have loved it for years


One of the best movies to have been produced. Kids and Adults love it :)


One of the best movies to have been produced. Kids and Adults love it :)


yes this movie was my favorite when i was little my mom said i would watch it all the time and it's still one of my favorite movies and i'm 13years old almost 14.


yes this movie was my favorite when i was little my mom said i would watch it all the time and it's still one of my favorite movies and i'm 13years old almost 14.