Movie Review: The Nightmare Before Christmas

I’ve been meaning to see Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) for about 15 years and finally saw it this weekend thanks to Netflix. Generally, I either love or hate Tim Burton films and this one is on the love side. It has a lot going for it. Visually it is stunning and I enjoy this style of animation. The story is clever and humorous and while there’s a “message” it doesn’t lay it on sickly sweet. At the same time it doesn’t veer to far the other direction into wicked mean-spiritedness. It’s also very short, but I think timed just right. So this is a good, fun film for any holiday occasion.

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