After another successful celebration in Halloween Town – which is populated by vampires, ghouls, fiends, mad scientists and other strange creatures – the disenchanted Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington (voiced by Chris Sarandon with singing voice provided by Danny Elfman) discovers the existence of Christmas Town.
He organises his fellow ghouls and monsters to create this year’s Christmas holiday and give “Sandy Claws” (Edward Ivory) a break. Jack doesn’t fully grasp the concept of Christmas, though, but will not listen to the warnings of Sally (Catherine O’Hara), a revived corpse created by Dr Finklestein (William Hickey).
Sally can’t tell Jack that she loves him, mainly because she’s too busy trying to poison Finklestein and keep her various body parts sewn together.
Demonic trick or treaters Lock, Shock and Barrel kidnap Old Saint Nick so Jack can deliver the Christmas gifts instead. Sadly, Jack doesn’t comprehend that his gift-wrapped shrunken heads and voracious serpents don’t make good yuletide gifts.
Both Santa and Sally are eventually delivered into the clutches of Oogie Boogie (Ken Page), a ghostly bad guy who intends to do away with them both.
Chris Sarandon (voice)
Danny Elfman (singing voice)
Corpse Kid/Corpse Mom/Small Witch
Harlequin Demon/Devil/Sax Player