It’s spooky season! That means it’s time for all things fall, fun, scary, cozy, and exciting! The first thing that comes to my mind when we hit that spooky season is the movie musical, The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).
For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a Halloween classic. The plot is essentially this: Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, has grown tired of doing the same old thing every year. When he discovers a tree that takes him to Christmas Town and learns about the holiday, he is mesmerized and decides that he and his Halloween crew will take care of Christmas instead of Santa and his elves this year. As you can imagine, things don’t exactly go as planned.
The movie is fun, mostly lighthearted, and filled with catchy songs. My friends and I make it a tradition to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas on Halloween for a few reasons: 1) it’s the perfect Halloween movie, 2) my best friend’s birthday is on October 29th, 3) Halloween is her favorite holiday, and 4) The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of her all-time favorite movies.
I have such fond memories of watching this movie with my friends while trading candy from trick-or-treating and singing along to the songs. At this point, I can’t imagine letting a single Halloween go by without watching it. So even though we’re no longer in the same town, I won’t be surprised if my friends and I find a way to have a watch party for The Nightmare Before Christmas on Halloween night.