The Nightmare Before Christmas Honest Trailer

There’s an ongoing debate as to whether or not The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie or Christmas movie. For some reason, those people just can’t accept that it can actually be both. If you regard The Nightmare Before Christmas as a Halloween movie, then now is the time for you to revisit the stop-motion animated classic directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton. But if you regard it as a Christmas movie, you’re just going to have to deal with what’s about to happen.

The argument continues in the Honest Trailer for this double holiday classic directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton, but they at least take the time to parody one of the songs in the movie to work through the dichotomy of the flick. In addition, they have a great musical riff about the obsession that goth kids and Hot Topic have with this movie.

Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas Honest Trailer after the jump.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a holiday movie that I watch every year, though it usually tends to be more popular around Christmas time in my family. I don’t think most people realize how short of a movie it truly is though. It’s only 1 hour and 16 minutes long, and that includes the credits. That’s likely due to the fact that this was made at a time when stop-motion movies were even harder to make with less advanced technology available to help create them more efficiently. If the movie was made today, it would likely have an extra 15 minutes tacked on to it.

Still, the music and lyrics by Danny Elfman make this a real treasure, along with the gorgeous animated visuals that have Tim Burton’s style all over them, even though he didn’t direct or write the movie. In fact, if you’re a fan of this movie, there’s an opportunity for you to experience the music of the film in the best way possible.

This coming weekend, the Hollywood Bowl is bringing Danny Elfman back for a performance of the music from the movie. For those who don’t know, Danny Elfman is the singing voice of Jack Skellington, and he’ll be joined live on stage by Catherine O’Hara as Sally, Paul Reubens as the mischievous trick-or-treater Lock, and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie. This happened for the first time last year, and it was so successful that they’re doing it again on October 28th, 29th, and 30th, so get your tickets if you’re in Los Angeles.

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