The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Sex & Nudity

1/10 A character uses her detached leg in a seductive way, to distract a villain.

There's a song that a character is expressing her romantic feelings about someone she's in love with.

Near the end, the main character sings, telling that he's in love with another character.

There's a kiss between two characters at the end of the film.

Violence & Gore

7/10 The film is filled with pseudo-scary visuals, but little actual harm is done. For instance: one character has a hatchet embedded in his head, but it might just as well be a hat. The characters are mostly toys, or, could be interpreted as un-dead creatures.

Santa Claus is kidnapped and held in a dungeon with manacles.

Oogie-Boogie is a creature who appears to be a walking burlap bag. The bag is revealed to be full of bugs.

Jack, dressed as Santa, is blasted out of the sky with missiles and falls to the ground (he is unhurt).

A mad doctor has a skull that flips open to reveal his brain, which he massages. Later, he removes half of his brain to place it in a mate he has created.

The heroine, Sally the rag doll, has arms and legs that come off and operate by themselves. She feeds the doctor a soup laced with Deadly Night Shade, a poison, which knocks him out.

Jack tells 3 kids to kidnap Santa. After they are told this they sing about what they should do to him, and it is very dark, for example, one of the lines is, "tie him in a bag, throw him in the ocean and, see if he is sad".

A young boy pulls out a skinned head from a box, he is calm, but his parents scream in horror, Very scary especially for young audiences.

Profanity

2/10

The main character says 'by God' twice in a song. (eg. And, by God I'm really gonna give it all my might) The word 'queer' is used once in a song - in the traditional way, to describe something that is strange/unusual

The sight of many of the bizarre and somewhat monstrous looking citizens (including the occasionally menacing appearance of the villan, some glowing eyes, and sharp teeth under a bed, etc.) might be unsettling or downright frightening to some younger kids.

A young boy pulls out a skinned head from a box, this scene lasts for a split second as his parents scream in horror, This will be frightening for young kids as the mood is very scary and unsettling.

The sight (and related thought) of kids receiving menacing or dangerous toys from Jack for Christmas might scare younger kids.

The instances of scary visuals literally number in the hundreds--all of the Charles Addams cartoon-variety.

During Jack's speech, many monsters have dark ideas about what christmas is all about, mostly because they are very dark creatures from the land of Halloween. For example, a creature asks if a foot rotting with gook is in a stocking being displayed.

The song "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" has dark ideas about what to do with Santa.

Sally has arms and legs that come off on their own, but she can sew them back on. In one scene she jumps from a tower and reattaches her legs and arms. It is meant to be funny.

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some scary images

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