The Nightmare Before Christmas
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While everything hyping the film implies that elements "jump out" of the screen (including a newly created "pumpkin in the box" that leaps out before the film starts), the new 3-D version actually seems to add a large amount of depth rather than elements appearing to come out of the screen. However, this is still very well done as it makes it almost appear that everything is taking place live behind a giant window.

There are few who'd deny, at what I do I am the best. For my talents are renowned far and wide, when it comes to surprises in the moonlit night.

I excel without ever even trying With the slightest little effort of my ghostlike charms.

I have seen grown men give out a shriek With the wave of my hand, and a well-placed moan I have swept the very bravest off their feet.

Yet year after year, it's the same old cheer. And I grow so weary of the sound of screams And I, Jack, the Pumpkin King, have grown so tired of the same old thing.

Oh, somewhere deep inside of these bones an emptiness began to grow.

There's something out there, far from my home a longing that I've never known.

I'm a master of fright, and a demon of light And I'll scare you right out of your pants.

To a guy in Kentucky, I'm Mister Unlucky, and I'm known throughout England and France.

And since I am dead, I can take off my head, to recite Shakespearean quotations, No animal nor man can scream like I can With the fury of my recitations.

But who here would ever understand, that the Pumpkin King with the skeleton grin, would tire of his crown, if they only understood, He'd give it all up if he only could.

Oh, there's an empty place in my bones, that calls out for something unknown, the fame and praise come year after year does nothing for these empty tears...

What's this? What's this? There's color everywhere.

What's this? There's white things in the air. What's this?

I can't believe my eyes, I must be dreaming.

Wake up, Jack, this isn't fair. What's this? What's this? What's this?

There's something very wrong. What's this? There are people singing songs. What's this? What's this?

The streets are lined with little creatures laughing, everybody seems so happy.

Have I possibly gone daffy? What is this? What is this?

There are children throwing snowballs instead of throwing heads.

They're busy building toys and absolutely no one's dead.

There's frost on every window, oh, I can't believe my eyes.

And in my bones I feel the warmth, that's coming from inside.

Oh, look What's this? They're hanging mistletoe, they kiss. Why that looks so unique, inspired.

They're gathering around to hear a story roasting chestnuts on a fire.

What's this? In here they've got a little tree, how queer And who would ever think, and why?

They're covering it with tiny little things, They've got electric lights on strings, and there's a smile on everyone So, now, correct me if I'm wrong.

This looks like fun, This looks like fun.

Oh, could it be I got my wish? What's this? Oh my, what now?

The children are asleep But look, there's nothing underneath.

No ghouls, no witches here to scream and scare them, or ensnare them, only little cozy things, secure inside their dreamland.

What's this? The monsters are all missing and the nightmares can't be found. And in their place there seems to be good feeling all around.

Instead of screams, I swear I can hear music in the air.

The smell of cakes and pies Is absolutely everywhere.

The sights, the sounds, they're everywhere and all around.

I've never felt so good before, This empty place inside of me is filling up.

I simply cannot get enough, I want it, oh, I want it. Oh, I want it for my own. I've got to know, I've got to know.

What is this place that I have found? What is this? ...Christmas Town,? hmm...


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