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Hello and welcome back to Lake Buena Vista's Holiday Week! For Christmas Eve, what better than a retelling of The Night(mare) Before Christmas?
Disclaimer: I have seen this movie probably twenty times, and I absolutely adore it. Nevertheless, for young kids it's watchability (I might have made this word up) should be left up to the parents. It is Halloween-themed and pretty spooky at parts, so beware.
The Nightmare Before Christmas retells the famous story but from an interesting perspective: the king of Halloweentown, Jack Skellington. Skellington reigns over the entire holiday of Halloween, with the rest of the spooky town of clowns, ghosts, witches, and more. When Skellington gets a little lost on a walk, he stumbles upon the town of Christmas and becomes infatuated with the idea, wanting to take over the holiday for himself. With the caution of love interest Sally and the villainy of Oogie Boogie, Skellington learns about his true place and the world's need for Santa on Christmas.
Written by Tim Burton, who penned other masterpieces like Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas shines with gothic flair. Chock full of witty lines and interesting moral questions, the plot is likable and eclectic.
Nightmare's animation style, with stop-motion animation reigning, gives it even more of an unique vibe.
Overall, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a great film to watch on both Halloween and Christmas! The entire aesthetic of the movie is a little indie, but everyone can enjoy it if they give it a chance.
"My dearest friend, if you don't mind... I'd like to join you by your side. Where we can gaze into the stars, and sit together, now and forever. For it is plain, as anyone can see. We're simply meant to be."
Kat Shambaugh: photographer, graphic designer, wannabe Disney princess. Computational Media major at the Georgia Institute of Technology.