The Nightmare Before Christmas, or the best Tim Burton movie that Burton didn’t direct, hit theaters in 1993. Helmed by Coraline director Henry Selick, the Burton-produced, stop-motion, Christmas-Halloween musical is surely a one-of-a-kind film. While it may be bizarre and even unsettling at times, it still manages to ooze a sweet, sticky charm that has enthralled audiences for decades. There’s no denying that Jack Skellington and the citizens of Halloween Town have made an enormous impact on pop culture. But why? How did such a tiny, strange film win over the masses? This video explores the magical endurance of The Nightmare Before Christmas and why it has had such an impact on the lives of its fans.
Like the video? Then follow us on a journey through more of your favorite movies that have stood the test of time in our “Endurance of…” series, which includes “The Big Lebowski,” “Suspiria,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “The Shining,” and “Do the Right Thing.” Then don’t miss our celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Tim Burton’s classic, “Batman Returns.” And finally, be sure to watch our video on Danny Elfman’s (who supplied Jack Skellington’s singing voice) favorite films.