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'Nightmare Before Christmas' Composer Says The Tim Burton Classic Is Actually A Halloween Movie

'Nightmare Before Christmas' Composer Says The Tim Burton Classic Is Actually A Halloween Movie

Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman weighed in on the ever-lasting debate on whether Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween or Christmas movie.

Halloween is upon us and we have already started putting out our favorite spooky decor, watching horror movies and pretty much anything and everything that gets us into the spooky spirit. 

 

However, with every Halloween that comes our way, we have to watch our favorite Tim Burton movie - The Nightmare Before Christmas as many times as we can!

But fans of the iconic movie have been debating for many years wondering whether Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween or a Christmas movie.  

 



 

 

Well just days after Jack Skellington actor Chris Sarandon weighed in on whether the Tim Burton classic is a Halloween or Christmas movie, now Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman has also chimed in on the debate. 

 

"It's obviously about Christmas, but for me, it's a Halloween movie. Growing up, Halloween was my favorite night of the year and Christmas was a troublesome time. Into my adult years, it was a time where a bit of a dark cloud would follow me around – probably carrying over from my childhood until I had my own kids – and then I developed a new, brighter view of Christmas," Danny told USA Today

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"I also felt very close to Jack Skellington's plight because I knew what it was like to be the king of my own little world, and to want out of that world and want something else. So I felt very close to the holiday of Halloween, but also very close to Jack and what he was going through," he added. 

Speaking of Chris Sarandon, the actor however, took a more neutral stance while saying Nightmare Before Christmas could be both Halloween and a Christmas movie.

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"Why can't it be both?" Sarandon told ComicBook exclusively in an interview. "I know that there are a lot of fans who come up to me saying, 'We watch it every Halloween,' and I have fans that come up and say, 'We watch it every Christmas,' I have fans who come up and say, 'We watch it at both Christmas and Halloween.' What's the debate? It's what pleases the people who watch it most, the audience, that's what's important. It's the fans. It's the people who it had a profound effect on over these years."

Do you think Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween or Christmas movie? Let us know! 

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