The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton’s inspired holiday mashup has become a classic of cutely macabre seasonal spirit thanks to Henry Selick’s groundbreaking animation and Danny Elfman’s unforgettable songs.
“A work of grand visual wit, clever songs, funny gags and genuine pathos… perhaps the greatest stop-motion animated film ever.” – The Orlando Sentinel
Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween — but alas, they can’t get it quite right.
“Part avant-garde art film, part amusing but morbid fairy tale, it is a delightfully ghoulish holiday musical that displays more inventiveness in its brief 75 minutes than some studios can manage in an entire year.” – Kenneth Turan