Day 2: ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – 12 Days of Christmas Movies

The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of those films that makes me cry each and every time I watch it, unless it’s just on in the background while I’m busy expressing my teenage angst through poetry and wearing black clothing.

In all seriousness, it’s one of those movies I’ve watched long before I had teenage angst and, speaking now as a mostly grown man, its appeal to me is different but equally powerful as it ever was.

I used to like the film simply because it was charmingly odd; it’s a darker project for Disney to get behind, and at the time I had never seen anything like it. I hadn’t heard of Henry Selick, and stop-motion animation as a concept seemed radical – to think you could create an entire film by taking a series of snapshots! Continue reading Day 2: ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – 12 Days of Christmas Movies

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