Big screen classics

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

One of the great stop-motion films of all time can be watched at Halloween or Christmas (and all the days between)!

Image from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

USA 1993
Dir Henry Selick
With the voices of Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, Danny Elfman, Ken Page
Certificate PG

In Halloween Town Jack Skellington finds scaring people isn’t fun anymore so he sets his sights on Christmas Town, covered in snow and full of tinsel and joy. His festive attempts get lost in translation when Father Christmas disappears and instead of toys in their sacks, children receive rats and shrunken heads! Surely this can’t mean the end of Christmas as we know it?

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