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“Nightmare Before Christmas” – Halloween or Christmas Movie?

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” came out 26 years ago and fans have spent the past 26 years arguing over whether it’s a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie.

The movie’s composer Danny Elfman says, quote, “It’s obviously ABOUT Christmas, but for me, it’s a Halloween movie.  Growing up, Halloween was my favorite night of the year.”

In the past, the director Henry Selick has said that it’s a Halloween movie, because it’s mainly about characters from Halloween.

That said, a lot of fans consider it just as much a Christmas movie as a Halloween one,  so why can’t it be both?  Is it a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie? The answer is . . . YES.


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