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Nightmare Before Christmas, The (1993)

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.


Jack Skellington
Chris Sarandon (voice)
Danny Elfman (singing voice)
Catherine O’Hara
Dr. Finklestein
William Hickey
Paul Reubens
Catherine O’Hara
Danny Elfman
Oogie Boogie
Ken Page
Edward Ivory
Glenn Shadix
Big Witch/WWD
Susan McBride
Corpse Kid/Corpse Mom/Small Witch
Debi Durst
Harlequin Demon/Devil/Sax Player
Greg Proops
Vampire/Corpse Dad
Kerry Katz
Mr Hyde/Behemoth
Randy Crenshaw
Sherwood Ball
Undersea Gal
Carmen Twillie
Glenn Walters

Tim Burton