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‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Is a Halloween Movie, According to Danny Elfman


Ah, the age old question. It comes around every year and is fervently debated from October until the New Year. Is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? Some fans believe that the film is in the ranks of the best Halloween films, like Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown. But others believe that "Sandy Claws" makes this film a better Christmas story. And if you say it's both, I'm afraid that's unacceptable. 

It's a debate that has been going on since 1993 when the film first premiered and it seemed like it would go on forever. Luckily, the film's composer has finally answered the question that arises every holiday season.