The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)

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  • The Nightmare before Christmas Original
  • Tim Burton's the Nightmare before Christmas Alternative

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Synopsis

Animated film. Jack Skellington is the leading citizen of Halloweentown, a community entirely devoted to annually inventing new ways of scaring people. However, Jack is tired of the old routine and one day comes across a secret door to Christmastown, where he finds Santa's workers joyfully preparing for Christmas. He lays plans to kidnap Santa Claus so that he can take over the Christmas holiday.

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