Christmas · Film

Christmas Film Countdown – 22

That’s right people, only 3 more week till CHRISTMAS!! Can you believe it? It’s so close now.

I hope you have all your Christmas shopping done, unlike me but I only have to get like a couple more – I mean I still have to wrap them all though, but that’ll take no time hopefully. . .

Anyway, this next film in the Christmas countdown might seem a little *I don’t know* not very Christmassy because it also involves Halloween. . . Need another clue? No, then let’s see if you got it right, as the 22nd Christmas film, in this Christmas list is. . .


Title: The Nightmare Before Christmas

p15096_p_v8_ag.jpgAge: PG

Released: 25th November 1994

Director: Henry Selick

Genre: Fantasy, Musical

Rating: **** (4/5 stars)

About: The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

Review: What I love about this film is that I normally watch it around Halloween time, meaning that I can feel Christmassy earlier than planned. (I normally wait until after Halloween before I really start to celebrate, but this film is one of the exceptions).

Now you surely don’t need me to give a reason to why this has to be classed as a Christmas film? I mean I did put it this early in December, because I want to leave the real Christmassy film near the end.

I think this film is perfect if you want to watch something a little bit different and aren’t quite ready to go full on Christmas – and even if you are ready for Christmas, then don’t let that put you off.

It has the perfect message which is that you just have to find your way through life and for Jack Skellington that is that he can’t have Christmas under his control.

Christmas is a time for giving and one way for that to happen, is for Father Christmas to do his job.

It would be so weird if Christmas and Halloween were actually combined holidays – like please never let that happen.

You’ll instantly like all the characters and further the songs just make it that much better. It’s scary, it’s christmassy, there’s a romantic bit – it’s like the perfect combination for a film really (I mean besides being a bit on the different side)

Worth a watch, really.


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