A few weeks back, we asked our fans and followers if they thought that the film, The Nightmare Before Christmas was a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie. And the overwhelming consensus is that … it doesn’t really matter, it’s just a really good film.
That being the case, a number of the movie experts here at BLOCKBUSTER got together to discuss why The Nightmare Before Christmas has become such a beloved film, despite not playing into any sort of holiday values archetype. Here’s what we came up with. You may disagree, but this is our interpretation of this classic movie and why it’s so good.
Fair Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD
As you know if you have seen the film, Jack Skellington, The Pumpkin King, is the lead-scarer and planner for all things Halloween. Living amongst ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and all sorts of scary creatures in Halloween Town, it’s his job to plan all the annual festivities for the world every Halloween. His role is very similar to that of Santa Claus’s role for Christmas. However, after the most recent successful Halloween, Jack feels depressed and bored with everything that he does year after year. It seems he no longer enjoys scaring people for Halloween.
In his melancholy, Jack leaves town and finds a portal that takes him to Christmas Town where he discovers all kinds of wonderful new things that he’s never seen before. Inspired by Christmas, Jack presents many of his findings to his friends in Halloween Town as new Read More