The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right.

    - Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>
  • Jack Skellington is in a dark Halloweentown all of the time and wants something a little more cheery to balance his life experience. He stumbles upon Christmas town and this is just what the doctor ordered. He is so elated with his new feelings that he tries to share them with his Halloweentown citizens. But the atmosphere is not conducive to Jack's newfound sensibility.

    - Written by Jason Columbia
  • Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King, ruler of Halloweentown, happens upon Christmastown, and decides to change Christmas into another Halloween. He kidnaps Santa Claus, then takes it upon himself to deliver some alternative gifts to unsuspecting children.

    - Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>
  • It is the same routine every year in Halloweentown, on Halloween the monsters come out and perform a real scare. This particular Halloween, the pumpkin king Jack Skellington, bored of the idea, saunters off into the woods with his dog Zero after Halloween night. Upon the break of dawn, he discovers a clearing of trees with different doors representing various holidays. The Christmas Tree door attracts his attention and upon entrance into the world of Christmas, Jack is fascinated with this new idea of Christmas that he must absolutely share with the citizens of Halloweentown.

    - Written by commanderblue
  • Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is tired of the same old thing every year. He wanders into the woods and finds some holiday trees and each has a town in it. He goes to the Christmas one and finds himself in Christmas Town. He likes the idea, tells the town to the citizens and they decide to make their own Christmas with their own twist.

    - Written by diamonds_and_pearls
  • Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.

    - Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>


Pumpkin king Jack Skellington (speaking voice , singing ), an elegantly attenuated skeleton...

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