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Clippy

The nightmare before Christmas

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    • This is a Halloween movie
    • This is a Christmas movie


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I'm gonna say Halloween? I would say there are more "Halloween" themes and imagery in the movie, but I can easily see how an argument for Christmas movie could be made. 

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It's both - anyone saying otherwise, I have to ask... "what??????????????????????????????????????????????"

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Yeah, i'd go with both. The imagery specifically is way more "Halloweeny", but also the film literally has "Christmas" right in the title

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The answer can be deduced by reading the title of the movie:

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

Judging by the title, the subject of the movie is The Nightmare. Nightmares are associated with darkness, which is symbolic of Halloween.

 

Also, Tim Burton =/= Christmas.

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Ultimately it's a Christmas movie. Jack tried to steal Christmas and the movie occurs during the Christmas season, not Halloween; ergo, it's a Christmas movie.

 

Thematically the movie is based on Halloween imagery and characters, but the story is based upon the Christmas holiday season. So if you want a definite answer from me, I'd say Christmas.

 

Of course I've always treated it as both. I love that movie. So some years I'll watch it again around Halloween, some years around Christmas. I've tried watching it on both holidays some years and it does get a bit old. Once a year is fine.

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29 minutes ago, Faceman2000 said:

Where’s the “This is a bad movie” option?

... or support for the eastern bunny . . .  8)

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2 hours ago, Faceman2000 said:

Where’s the “This is a bad movie” option?

 

Probably in the "no taste" department

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Both, but if I had to pick one, I'd go for Christmas, as the bulk of the movie is actually spent with that setting.

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