Oogie Boogie in the moon.
Two toys that Jack delivers reference "Batman Returns", the film Tim Burton had directing commitments towards at the time. One is an evil duck on wheels, which is the vehicle that Penguin drives. The other is an evil cat doll, which has the same head as the mascot for Shreck's corporation. The music when Penguin's henchmen are wrecking a shop, is reused as the "Making Christmas" theme.
The corpse kid seen in the film wears a shirt resembling the shirt Pugley wore in The Addams Family
It is referenced.
Jack Skellington's first extended appearance was on top of Betelgeuse's carousel hat towards the end, after summoned by Lydia.
The black cat, Saturn sandworm and Jack Skellington first apeared in this short.
The Christmas special was one of the inspirations for the film.
The Betty Boop short is referenced in Oogie Boogie's song. Betty's question "What'chu gonna do now?" and the Old Man of the Mountain's response: "I'm gonna do the best I can!" are repeated by Santa and Oogie Boogie in "Nightmare."
The Oogie Boogie song is a direct reference to the Cab Calloway song Minnie The Moocher, and the situation in which Sandy Claws is during the song is similar to the Betty Boop movie. Danny Elfman, who wrote all the the songs for Nightmare, is a rabid Calloway fan.
Cranking a cat's tail for a siren
In a scene, a quote from the movie appears on screen.
Jack Skellington appears in the Lukewarm Bodies skit.
Jack Skellington was one of the Jacks that were left.
Jack Skellington is playable.
Contestant Martin Cooper says Jinkx Monsoon's tank photograph looked "Nightmare Before Christmas but not in a good way."
"and then Jack Skellington comes in, bringing all his Halloween buddies..."
JonTron calls the lead male "Jack Skellington."
Debbie refers to Krissy as "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Hewy thinks "Coraline" has some of the best stop-motion since this movie
Phelous sings "This is Valentine" to the tune of "This is Halloween."
Depp visits the famous hill.
AniMat compares the Fright Side in "Scary Godmother" to a watered down version of Halloweentown
Siskel says Henry Selick worked on this film before "James and the Giant Peach"
Hewy says Henry Selick previously directed this movie
also directed by Henry Selick
Gene Siskel contrasts "Hocus Pocus" (1993) with this movie.
mentions Henry Selick's stop-motion work
Jay shows a fake DVD called "The Nightmare Before the Election" starring Barack Obama
The tune to musical segment 2, "Bring Me to Life: The Birth of Electric Girl", pays homage to "This is Halloween" from Tim Burton / Henry Selick's classic "The Nightmare Before Christmas" - Harrison Wall's favourite childhood film. Note that both films also started out as poems.
A screen cap of Jack on the hill is featured
The Slobber shares the same characteristic features of Oogie Boogie.
poster on wall
Mentioned by David in a review of Igor as a movie with a similar look to its animation.
Jack Skellington is in Imaginationland.
Halloween Town is a playable world
Halloween Town is one of the worlds to visit in Castle Oblivion.
A few possible referances to the inhabtents of Halloweentown.
Direcotr Jean Duvall wears a shirt with a Jack Skellington logo
Mariana keeps figures of Jack Skellington and Sally in her flat
"We can live like Jack and Sally if we want, we'll have Halloween on Christmas" (lyrics)
An interviewee wears a jacket with a Jack Skellington patch.
A tombstone that's like Zero's doghouse can be seen when Victor goes to the pet cemetery.
Features a world based on this film
Mad Hatter's bowtie has Jack Skellington's head all over it.
Jack Skellington is in Imaginationland.
Jack Skeleton character seen on Hollywood Boulevard
In "That Time of Year", on the first page, Strong Bad redraws the scene to include a striped worm that looks like the snake that eats Christmas trees and presents in this movie. In "Halloween Fairstival", the King of Town's Halloween costume is of the Mayor of Halloweentown
Eddy says "It's like a nightmare before Christmas."
"My goo, my precious goo."
Danny Elfman is credited as "Danny Skellingelfman."
Mike: "Didn't she star in 'The Nightmare before Christmas'?"
"Nice body, not that Nightmare Before Christmas look that's going around."
Angel: "You wanna bet that's the entrance to the Deeper Well?" Spike: "Either that or Christmas Land."
At one point Gex calls himself "Jack Gexxington from Halloweentown"
Several visual references, for example King Malbert closely resembles the Mayor of Halloween.
Marlyn's bag has Jack Skellington's face on it
Movie makes the countdown, is talked about.
poster in sams room
Features Oogie Boogie.
Andy has a Jack Skellington baseball cap and mask in his room.
Jeremy: "I am going to go home, see Dr. Finklestein, and I am gonna tell him we have a whole new bag of issues now"
Features the world and characters.
Second part of Terkel's nightmare features the opening scene/song from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Excerpts from soundtrack ("Christmas Eve Montage" from Danny Elfman's score) are used in the sequence where Moore explores a British hospital
When the Other Mother is making Coraline an omelette, Jack Skellington's face can be seen in the yolk.
One of the worlds to visit is Halloween Town.
Young Ed Bloom's tie at Auburn University features the spiraling land from Nighmare Before Christmas (which uncurls when Jack walks onto it)
A character has a Nightmare Before Christmas diary.
One of the characters is called the Pumpkin King, who dwells in a land of pumpkins and witches.
on shelf in record store
The VHS of this film can be seen in a videostore
the name of the town from this Halloween movie is used for this movie, but is much different.
The butterfly that comes out of the bottle that Jack opens, is also the butterfly that Victor draws in Corpse Bride.
The movie is mentioned in a conversation
Jack Skellington appears as a pirate captain
A Jack Skellington balloon can be seen when an injured Keung is returning to the market.
When the children come trick or treating, allowing Riddler and Two-Face to get into the Wayne Manor gates, they are dressed as characters in "Nightmare.."
Jack Skellington takes #9
movie is reviewed
Halloweentown welcomes back Jack
Clip of Oogie-Boogie singing compared to the Gator King's song
To be reviewed in the next episode + clip shown
"Oogie Boogie Man" takes #10
movie's soundtrack is reviewed
clip of "Jack's Lament"
Snippet of Santa's torture scene is shown
"This is Halloween" is at the #3 spot
"You missed, but you can still hit Jack Skellington."
"Tim Burton in 3 Minutes or Less" segment.
Beware of Santa segment
Footage is shown.
DVD release reviewed + footage used
behind-the scenes footage and clips shown
Jakob Stegelmann mentions Jørgen Klubien working on the film + footage shown
Clips are shown
Clip included; editing analysed.
clips and brief discussion
opening animation depicts the Critic as Jack Skellington
The opening animation spoofs this movie
The opening animation features an NC version of Jack in the woods in front of a door with the TGWTG symbol
The opening intro does a spoof of this movie
The beginning features a Jack Skellington version of the Critic in a forest of doors
"The Nightmare Before XXXmas" vignette is a parody of "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Holiday Movie parody
Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas is a spoof of this movie.
The head frat calls Skeletor "Jack Skellington"
At the end, the Critic laments himself for becoming a loser which becomes a parody of "Poor Jack", where he hopes to set things right
"The Nightmare Before Hannukah"
Jay reviews Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Hanukkah"
The very beginning of the special is a parody of the Nightmare Before Christmas (which was released/produced by Touchstone Pictures, which is a part of the Walt Disney Company, the long-time animation rival to Warner Bros.)