The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The romance is unfounded (should’ve just focused on Jack if you’re only going to develop it at the end) and the story arc is truly baffling (the first act “There must be something more! Let’s try something different!” resolves with “Nah, don’t try new things and don’t fuck with tradition”), but as an exercise in humour and aesthetic it works great: Jack and the townsfolk’s morbid and creepy yet enthusiastic take on Christmas is hilarious and the songs and animations are all uniquely delightful.


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