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10.19.2015

There's been a bit of a debate going on over the years as to the true nature of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Is it a Halloween movie, first and foremost, or is it a movie about the Christmas spirit? You could see where each side would make their case, and while this is hardly the type of argument that breaks up Thanksgiving dinners, it sure would be nice to have a definitive answer once and for all - something that somehow no one thought to seek through all this time.

Over the weekened, at the Telluride Horror Show film festival, a special screening of NIGHTMARE was held, and director Henry Selick was in attendance doing a Q&A with the viewing audience. At one point, a young girl got her chance to throw out a question if it was Halloween or Christmas for the film. Selick gave her a pretty straight forward answer.

It's a Halloween movie.

Selick did state that there are some people who are bigger fans of the Christmas stuff within the film, but he expanded upon his answer, saying that the film is much more about Halloween, the residents of Halloween Town and how they react to something as strange as Christmas being introduced to their lives.

So there you have it. Now you know.

Time to move onto other unsolved movie moments that are still left open to our interpretations.

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4:18PM on 10/20/2015
I've always seen it as both but if I had to watch it only once a year it would be in the Christmas season. I guess it's like song lyrics. We interpret them in a way that's personal to us regardless of what the writer had in mind.
I've always seen it as both but if I had to watch it only once a year it would be in the Christmas season. I guess it's like song lyrics. We interpret them in a way that's personal to us regardless of what the writer had in mind.
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9:52AM on 10/20/2015
There have been several debates about whether the artist's interpretation of their own work is the truth. A lot of people would argue that there's no truth and that it's up to each person.
There have been several debates about whether the artist's interpretation of their own work is the truth. A lot of people would argue that there's no truth and that it's up to each person.
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9:05PM on 10/19/2015
Now ask the ghost of Kubrik, what happened at the end of 2001?
Now ask the ghost of Kubrik, what happened at the end of 2001?
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9:55AM on 10/20/2015
There's a difference between an ambigous moment in the story and the people's perception of a movie's subgenre.
There's a difference between an ambigous moment in the story and the people's perception of a movie's subgenre.
1:22PM on 10/21/2015
Of course, but what I meant is that there are things you wouldn't have to ask from the artist/filmmaker, you have to decide for your self.
Of course, but what I meant is that there are things you wouldn't have to ask from the artist/filmmaker, you have to decide for your self.
7:55PM on 10/19/2015
Well, maybe this young girl just needed to understand it for herself. But I'm not going to not call it a Christmas movie just because the director said Halloween.
Well, maybe this young girl just needed to understand it for herself. But I'm not going to not call it a Christmas movie just because the director said Halloween.
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5:47PM on 10/19/2015
Sorry, this movie is 100% about finding the true meaning of Christmas... it may be about a drab town called Haloweentown, but the meat of the movie is about finding the true meaning of xmas!
Sorry, this movie is 100% about finding the true meaning of Christmas... it may be about a drab town called Haloweentown, but the meat of the movie is about finding the true meaning of xmas!
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6:42PM on 10/19/2015
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5:10PM on 10/19/2015

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....and I've been coming here since 2002
....and I've been coming here since 2002
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5:45PM on 10/19/2015
Good thing you decided to reply to it then.
Good thing you decided to reply to it then.
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