Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

James / December 17th, 2010


  • December 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Loved this movie!

  • December 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I never knew about “Vincent”, looks awesome! I’ve gotta check that out.

  • Ismael3012

    December 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I just love Nightmare before Christmas

  • linkfan3

    December 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    this is one of my favorite movies ever

  • gattz

    December 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    One of my greatest childhood memories right here. I’ll remember this movie for as long as I live.

  • Seblecaribou

    December 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I’m not watching it yet, but I have to say, this is my all time favorite movie ever (2-Fight Club, 3-The Prestige)
    Hope you did not pee on it XD

  • December 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Got the thing on Blu-Ray, Vincent and Frankenweenie included.
    Good stuff.

  • encey

    December 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Excellent review. Ps: “I’m Batmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn” *trashes _Batman Forever_*

  • horrorfanboy

    December 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Good review, James. Any chance last year’s Black Christmas review will be uploaded to Youtube?

  • GoldRoger

    December 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Now that’s a true x-mas classic from Tim Burton and Henry Selick.

    The kind of movie that never gets old or stale.

  • December 17, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    My favorite movie of all time! Great review James!

  • December 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Tim Burton also produced and co-directed another stop-motion hit Corpse Bride with a similar tone and unique amount of songs.

    Henry Selick also hit paider with Coraline which borrows from Burton’s style into Selick’s own imagination and it’s done well.

    No matter what, Nightmare Before Christmas remains as a bonifide classic!

  • Andrew Johnson

    December 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    i fucking love this movie!!!!!

  • mantrox

    December 17, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Yup, this one is a true Christmas classic. I have to watch it again 😉

  • volt28

    December 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I love Tim Burton and I love this movie! The review in my opinion could have gone on forever.

  • Bammers

    December 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Yes! My favorite movie!

  • December 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I’ve always loved this movie, but the last time I saw this was when they were showing it in 3D; the theater was so cold and it was early in the day so I kept falling asleep.

  • December 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Tim Burton is pure genius! I love The Nightmare Before Christmas. Probably the best Christmas movie I’ve seen all my life.

  • December 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I love this movie so much its my favorite Tim Burton movie and Its also one of my favorite movies of all time I love the fact its both a Christmas Movie and a Halloween Movie and it works so well at blending the holidays

  • December 17, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks for the review James, (as unnecessary as it may be, lol) I mean, who hasn’t seen and fell in love with this movie?

  • maple_shaft

    December 17, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Besides Batman and Pee Wees Big Adventure, I have not liked any of Tim Burton’s movies, including this one. I found it pretentious and bizarre.

    Burton is a step above Michael Bay in originality and I am being generous.

  • Senter

    December 17, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Nice review, James. I think I’ll go watch it. I played Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2 and not knowing the movie the characters come from is a big miss. So I will definately see it when i get around to it.

  • Kristine

    December 18, 2010 at 12:23 am

    I used to watch this over and over as a kid and even watching it now, it’s still a really good movie.

  • December 18, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Though a short review, this was really good.

  • DementedGodsend

    December 18, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Love you! <3

  • risk

    December 18, 2010 at 3:40 am

    wonderful, i cannot imagine a holiday season without this movie. they should play it on the ppv chans and we can all pay for it like suckers.Wait what….. no… i have money in my pocket.

  • Johnny Deformed

    December 18, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Best Christmas movie ever. I watch it every year.

  • angel85

    December 18, 2010 at 8:50 am

    This is literally one of my favorite movies of all time, I bring out my old VHS copy at least twice a year for a holiday viewing, I even still see merchandise for this stuff in stores, how many other movies can claim that? To still be selling stuff almost 20 years later despite never having a sequel? Maybe I should get the DVD some time so I can see Vincent.

  • December 18, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I dare you review Jim Carrey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, it sucks asssssssss

    it would have scared the shit out of me if i watch it as a child

  • albert21

    December 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    i did not like this movie much

  • Snejku

    December 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I absoloutely agree with most of what you had to say about this one, it is indeed a movie that has that diffrent approach. Keep up the good work.

  • Funkoquai

    December 19, 2010 at 5:54 am

    It was the best stop-motion movie ever made… until Caroline came out, if you haven’t seen that one yet, I can strongly recommend it to you!

  • Lanlost

    December 19, 2010 at 6:24 am

    So many videos this month..

  • Lanlost

    December 19, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I guess the one AVGN per month thing is paying off in one way or another, for real.

    I LOVE the movie reviews, among the other videos (LOVE Board James) although I love AVGN the most. Instead of having 2 AVGNs per month we have 1 AVGN and 2-3 other videos usually.

    Good stuff. Hopefully you are having fun among the stress James =/

  • December 19, 2010 at 7:05 am

    All time favorite movie, next to FIGHT CLUB.

  • asnaes1981

    December 19, 2010 at 8:42 am

    A Christmas movie that isn’t sappy, just like Gremlins. I’m both a Halloween fan and a Christmas fan, so when this movie came out, I was elated.

  • December 19, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Never heard about “Vincent” thanks for this.

  • December 19, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Friends dad was the art director on the movie, he’s been in the ‘Making Of’ and such.

  • MikeF

    December 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    A movie I’d like to see more of Jame’s comments on. Lots of interesting things to look at there.

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    December 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm


    “This is literally one of my favorite movies of all time,”

    As opposed to figuratively your favorite movie of all time?

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    December 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Errr, make that: “As opposed to figuratively one of your favorite movies of all time?”

    I hate that you can’t edit your message on this here site.

  • Besentanz

    December 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Man, I saw this movie in the cinema when I was 5 and I hated it so much! It scared the shit out of me.
    Why the hell would you want to combine the happiest evening of the year with the most macabre one? Christmas is about joy and all the good stuff, not about some creepy skeleton who screws up the holidays and gives the children nightmares.

  • Schloss Ritter

    December 19, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    The giant worm/snake was previously seen in Beetlejuice, right?

  • December 20, 2010 at 5:03 am

    HELL YEAH!! this is the best stop motion movie of all time xD
    one of my favorite movies, and its one of Tim Burtons finest
    an awesome review btw ;p

  • SLRMC93

    December 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I agree James, the animation is a prefecture in stop motion, the animation was smooth, and it was combined with Burton’s twisted outlook on things, and it even mixed in some of the classics Christmas movies that were before it, but to where as it is a Christmas or Halloween movie…….I say watch in the middle of November lol.

  • December 22, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    This is definitely my favorite holiday movie, and one of my favorite movies in general. I could talk about the subtle points for hours. Like the programmable stop-motion camera, which allowed moving crane shots while the characters were in motion, which is something not seen before. How flat and uniform the “real” world is, compared with the deep artistry of Halloweentown and Christmastown. And the way each character’s movements is unique — Jack moving with agility almost like a phantom, and Sally moving in a loose, wobbly sort of way, like a rag doll. And the UV lights in the Boogie Man’s lair, and his Cab Calloway-like song with a touch of classic Disney-style animation. And the mayor being a literally two-faced politician. Or Paul Rubens (Pee-Wee Herman) as the voice of Shock.

    One thing I never quite understood, is why Chris Sarandon did the voice of Jack for the speaking parts. Since the part was mostly singing, and those parts were voiced by Danny Elfman, it always seemed strange that Jack’s voice would change slightly for the non-musical scenes.

    Also the opening monologue is interesting, because there are two versions of it. On the movie soundtrack CD, it’s voiced by Patrick Stewart, and includes an opening story, and a closing monologue. But in the actual movie, the opening is much shorter, and voiced by someone else (I’m not sure who), and the closing monologue is absent.

  • phoenix252005

    December 23, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I remember that movie so well,it was such a unique and original story and the stop motion for it was amazing. Still the best Halloween/Christmas movie combo ever lol

  • December 25, 2010 at 9:00 am

    The best movie ever for Christmas, truly a masterpiece – respect bow, no boom here, I love you James, Babies? sometimes please!

  • Strazdas

    December 29, 2010 at 8:48 am

    cant go wrong with danny elfman for music 😛

  • chrisRAWRZ

    March 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    i love this movie! nice review ty james.

  • Jakethesnake99

    April 29, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    i have to agree with all the positive coments! :3

  • FeatherWolf09

    May 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Awesome movie.. 😀

  • June 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I wish you would have given Selick more credit and mentioned his shorts, or James and the Giant Peach and Coraline. Selick’s style is also all over this film and he wasn’t just a place holder for Burton.

  • obliterator

    June 17, 2011 at 12:36 am

    This movie was one of the better movies of burton, one of the good ones, not like the recent stupid remakes of alice and the chocolate factory with johnny depp showing his gayest side to date.

    And the barber-murder-singer shit it’s fuckin damn HORRIBLE.

    one of my uncles has a theory, when a man gets older, he becomes an asshole.

  • TheOneLeft

    October 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    It’s funny how you say that this can be watched on Halloween or Christmas, because I actually have this movie on continuous loop from October until New Year’s Day every year. And yes, I am dead serious.

  • RedSpace

    November 21, 2011 at 4:35 am

    I love the movie for some of it’s darker morals compared to other Disney stuff (ex. You cant be everything you want to be) and on the new soundtrack has some good covers for the songs

  • RobinLudvigIsomaa

    February 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    One of my favourite films. I watch it every christmas!

  • KillerTomato

    July 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    this was my favorite film as a kid

  • ninjadude3510

    September 14, 2012 at 3:28 am

    I hope you review some of the other tim burton movies, hes got a lot and the reason why johnny depp is in most of them is because they are good friends and tim keeps in touch with him

  • jake

    October 23, 2013 at 3:13 am

    My 3rd favorite movie of all-time. My favorite soundtrack as well.

  • badass kickass

    December 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Impressive. You know how to read from wikipedia.

  • badass kickass

    December 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Didnt you already posted this video? Is this your modus operandi? repost the same video when your to lazy to make a good one and hope nobody noticet? I dont blame you, most of your videos are so forgetable than I dont remember them when I watch them a second time. By the way, your reproducer is shit

  • Don Skiver

    December 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    I’ve always liked Danny Elfman’s singing. I liked him in Oingo Boingo, and I liked him in Nightmare Before Christmas.

  • December 26, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Hi! Sucker!

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