Movie Review: Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas


“I thought that this movie was very appropriate for the time of year where the holidays roll in one after the other. It portrays two totally different holidays in one amazingly fun movie.” – Melissa Lopez from The Pitchfork

“Part avant-garde art film, part amusing but morbid fairy tale, it is a delightfully ghoulish holiday musical that displays more inventiveness in its brief 75 minutes than some studios can manage in an entire year.”- Kenneth Turan from Los Angeles Times

“This full-length animated movie was shot in stop motion, with all the febrile, twittery fascination that the medium exerts; it has a magic-toy shop feeling, with unexpected objects stuttering into life.” Anthony Lane from the New Yorker


Release date:October 23 1993


1 hr. 16 min.


In this film, Jack the Pumpkin King gets bored of doing the same thing year after year. He soon becomes a bit depressed and takes a walk into the woods. Little did he know that he would encounter some very strange trees with different shaped doors. Jack’s curiosity gets the better of him and he opens the door with a Christmas tree. Suddenly he is sucked into the world that is Christmas Town. Almost instantly Jack’s boredom turns into a crazy idea of trying to do this Christmas Town idea. He decides to take over Christmas! But when the day finally comes, things go terribly wrong and Jack realizes who he is and where he belongs. This film is directed by Henry Selick and the writer of the story is Tim Burton, well known for many of his movies like “Batman,” “Corpse Bride,” “Edward Scissorhands,” etc.


PG for some scary images


Animation, Fantasy

Quotes from students:

“It opened up my mind of how you shouldn’t play with things that you don’t know about that well and try to do it without much information of the topic”- Maciel Bustos


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Asminda Santoyo says:

    I think that you did a very nice job of describing the movie to the reader. I love this movie and anyone who reads this will watch it and love it too.

  2. Asminda Santoyo says:

    You did a very nice job of describing the movie to the reader. I love this movie and anyone who reads your review and watches it will love it too.

  3. Judith Padilla says:

    You did a spectacular review about the The Nightmare before Christmas. It makes me want to watch it again.

  4. Shanawar Khan says:

    The Story seems quite interesting and specially the images made it more as. I am very fond of these kind of movies and really like them. I am quite sure now that this movie is worth watching.

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