The Twin Geekscast 47: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

It’s the spookiest time of the year, and to kick it off we’re starting with a lighthearted classic. The endless debate of The Nightmare Before Christmas is whether it’s more of a Christmas movie or one for Halloween. We’re here to say, why can’t it be both? Tim Burton’s definitive work (despite not directing it himself) remains a mainstay of our cultural zeitgeist. It’s just not Halloween or Christmas without thoughts of Jack and Sally, and mean-old Oogie Boogie rummaging through our minds. The seasonal musical songs are holiday favorites beyond their Halloween mixtape inclusions and Marilyn Manson covers, they are beautiful ballads of their own accord. The stop-motion animation is fun and artistic, proving to be one of the benchmark examples of the genre. When the opening scene refrains its famous chorus, “This is Halloween”, you know the season has finally arrived. Join us as we indulge in our favorite holiday pastime and kick things off right with a spooky family favorite.

Timestamps:
0:00 – 10:43: Halloween seasonal prep
10:43 – 23:30: Horror lists
23:30 – 33:15: Judy & Chained for Life
33:15 – 57:12: The Nightmare Before Christmas

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