Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

DVD - 2008
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Jack Skellington is the King of Halloween. He becomes bored with the same routine every year. He decides to take a walk in the woods. There, he discovered a door leading to Christmastown and decides to spread Christmas joy to the world. When he is back in Halloweentown he shows his friends what Christmas is like, and he suggests doing Christmas this year instead. But things do not go as planned when Oogie Boogie, an evil gambling boogey man, plots to play a game with Santa Claus' life and creates a nightmare for all the good little boys and girls everywhere. Although Sally attempts to stop him, Jack embarks into the sky on a coffin-like sled pulled by skeletal reindeer
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, c2008
Edition: Collector's ed
ISBN: 9780788887741
Branch Call Number: JDVD NIGHTMA
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 76 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Nightmare before Christmas


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Dec 29, 2018

Is this a Halloween or Christmas movie? Or is it both?

I watched this movie before it has always been funny when everr i saw this part in the camercal what did give you hunny scream we both laughed my brother and i and they said that the boy was 7 yeasr old i worth on my paper a boy is 6 years old so i was very close .

IndyPL_KaseyP Nov 05, 2018

This is a musical horror comedy for children, with Tim Burton directing and Oingo Boingo's Danny Elfman doing the music. If that isn't weird enough for you, a skull headed dandy kidnaps Santa. I'm weird. So, this all makes it just that much more heartwarming to me.

DBRL_DanaS Sep 17, 2018

One of my childhood favorites! I especially loved watching this around Halloween.

The animation is creepy, and even disturbing at times, but the music is surprisingly good. I also can't help but feel the Door Realm is an homage to The Magician's Nephew's Wood Between Worlds.

A lovely and weird delight that holds up extremely well 24 years later. The songs are very singable and the animation is perfect for this kind of story.

Despite having seen it earlier on Netflix, I watched it again, but this time on DVD and... it turned out it was a holiday classic retelling of Clement Moore's Twas the Night Before Christmas that is a must-see in November if you haven't already. The characters were unique, the setting looks so gorgeously "goffik", it makes you want to see the animation come to life in perfect detail with stop motion. At least, in behind the scenes, did you know it took more than five years to make? That takes a lot of hard work to produce!

Dec 17, 2016

This weird, warped, and wonderfully good-natured, holiday, fantasy film is a highly-imaginative tale that has "Halloweentown's" very own Pumpkin King, the ever-charming, Jack Skellington, taking on the task of redefining Christmas in order to spread joy to the world in his own macabre way.

As things inevitably turn out, Jack's well-meaning "Holiday Season" mission unwittingly puts good, old Saint Nick (aka. Sandy Claws) in serious jeopardy once that mean'n'nasty brute, Oogie Boogie, gets into the act.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is an extraordinarily entertaining tale that's filled-to-overflowing with the magic of song and the wonder of marvellous, first-rate visuals.

Constantly surprising - This film is truly a devilishly delicious treat that can be enjoyed by all ages, any old time of the year...... (*Watch video-clip*)

*Note* - I don't know about you, but, I, for one, sure wish that Tim Burton's name hadn't been so prominently attached to this particular picture..... Yeah. OK. Burton did, indeed, write the original story, but, hey, it was Henry Selick, not Burton, who so brilliantly directed this delightfully eerie classic.

Oct 05, 2016

Sign me up! It's not like we celebrate one holiday at a time anymore anyways. I love Tim Burton films probably because of my love for this movie :)

Jan 18, 2015

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” takes place in Halloweentown, a unique place whose eerie citizens live for Halloween. Their resident celebrity is Jack Skellington, who finds himself beginning to fail to love Halloween as he used to. After falling through a portal to Christmastown, Jack decides that he will give Christmas’s Sandy Claws a break, and that Jack will take over the man-in-red’s job. Despite his friend Sally’s urging, Jack decides to carry through with his plan, and naturally, hilarious calamity ensues.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is an adorable movie that is perfect to watch on both Halloween and Christmas. It can be described with many genres: fantasy, horror, holiday, and as a comedy, and even considered a musical. The characters all have Tim Burton’s lovable and creepy style to them, and carry the story well. The soundtrack is both scary and silly, with many songs having become both Halloween and Christmas staples. The plot is well-thought out, unique, and is a nice change from both typical horror movies and Christmas movies. The setting of various holiday-themed towns is interesting, and only adds to the story, helping to give it a fantastical and far-away feel.

Overall, the author of this review highly recommends “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. It is a sweet, lovable, and scary movie that will keep audiences captivated. This film is a perfect watch for anyone who doesn’t enjoy the stereotypical horror movies of Halloween or family movies of Christmas. The author of this review also believes the movie to be suitable for ages eleven and up due to some scary scenes and character designs.

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Aug 19, 2014

the king of Halloween his face is bony he`ll make you scream, he is a nightmare that would seem, he is somewhat nice and somewhat caring but for sure he is daring, is not happy for his town of Halloween so he pulls a sceam to takeover Christmas throws Santa in a bag and the boogie man watches him bugs in a bag

Oct 08, 2012

"And this year's first prize goes to the vampires for "Most Blood Drained".

Apr 16, 2011

Dr. Finkelstein: That's twice this month you've slipped deadly nightshade into my tea and run off. Sally: Three times!

Apr 16, 2011

Police officer: Attacked by Christmas toys? That's strange, that's the second toy complaint we've had.

Apr 16, 2011

Oogie Boogie Man: I am the shadow on the moon at night / Filling your dreams to the brim with fright.


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Apr 16, 2011

Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.


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