Movies for Christmas: The Nightmare before Christmas – 6 December
From the mind of Tim Burton comes the classic movie – The Nightmare before Christmas.
Set in Halloween town (a town in which Halloween is celebrated all year round), Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, is getting bored with Halloween and accidentally finds his way into Christmas Town. When he gets back he tells everyone about Christmas. The whole Halloween town decided that they want to rather host this joyous holiday. Eventually Lock, Stock and Barrel kidnaps Santa Clause and Jack attempts to become the new Santa Clause.
With wonderful stop-motion animation, amazing music by Danny Elfman and Tim Burton’s signature style all over the film, the Nightmare before Christmas will get you in the spirit of Christmas. This is a totally different Christmas tale than what people are normally used to, but definitely a must watch.
One minute of the movie required an entire week of filming and the movie therefore took more than three years to complete.
Burton originally wrote “The Nightmare Before Christmas” as a poem in 1983 — with Jack Skellington, his trusty dog Zero and Santa Claws as the only characters specifically named. Lock, Shock and Barrel are alluded to, and Jack’s holiday toys (the vampire teddy bears, monster wreaths) are mentioned.
Fans wanting to visit Halloween Town can, as long as you’re O.K. with a trip to California or Tokyo. Every year, the Disney parks there transform their Haunted Mansion into Haunted Mansion Holiday — with Jack, Oogie Boogie, Zero and more! (source: toofab.com)
Listen to “This is Halloween” from the hit movie here –