Finally, the closure we’ve all been looking for. Danny Elfman, the prolific composer behind The Nightmare Before Christmas, has weighed in on whether the iconic flick is a Christmas or Halloween film.
We’re thrilled to announce that Elfman holds the absolute correct and indisputable opinion that it is a Halloween film.
“It’s obviously about Christmas, but for me, it’s a Halloween movie. Growing up, Halloween was my favourite night of the year and Christmas was a troublesome time,” Elfman revealed in an interview with USA Today. “Into my adult years, it was a time where a bit of a dark cloud would follow me around – probably carrying over from my childhood until I had my own kids – and then I developed a new, brighter view of Christmas.
“I also felt very close to Jack Skellington’s plight because I knew what it was like to be the king of my own little world and to want out of that world and want something else. So I felt very close to the holiday of Halloween, but also very close to Jack and what he was going through.”
Just stunning scenes. This is the spooky season revelation that we all deserved.
In related news, last month Vans unveiled their latest drop. The iconic skate shoe brand revealed that their latest pop culture collaboration is none other than the scene kids bible, The Nightmare Before Christmas. The collection harks back to the golden age of design, it is sheer maximalism. It evokes nothing but the purest “I made you a cookie but I eated it” energy. You can check it out right here.