“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Debate

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the movie, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” a film about a fellow named Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s pumpkin king, who gets tired of the same old procedure of scaring people in the “real world.” Eventually, Jack mistakenly finds his way into Christmastown, and plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over his role. But soon enough, Jack realizes that all well-thought plans can go amiss.

 

    Even though the movie was created back in 1993, there’s still a common misconception. many people share today.

Is “The Nightmare Before Christmas” a Christmas or Halloween movie? 

 

Although many people believe it’s a Christmas movie due to the fact that it hovers over the topic of Christmas, it’s actually been confirmed that the film is a Halloween movie! For one, the movie was specifically published on October 13, which is closer to Halloween than Christmas. Not only that, but the creator of the feature, Tim Burton, confirms that it was indeed a Halloween movie. This is because of the fact,

 

    “If Skellington hadn’t felt so unfulfilled with his life as the Pumpkin King, the town would’ve never known about Christmas. Therefore, all the elements of the joyous holiday wouldn’t have existed in their world. This makes Burton’s film inherently a Halloween movie from beginning to end.”

 

But the topic is still open to debate! Do you think this film hovers over the subject of Halloween or Christmas?


Sources:

https://www.altpress.com/features/the-nightmare-before-christmas-halloween-movie/