Picture from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Overall C

Jack Skellington (voice of Chris Sarandon), king of Halloween Town, is tired of scaring up frights on his own holiday. What he wants is something with more warmth, so he decides to borrow a few ideas from the Jolly Old Elf. However, his attempts to imitate Christmas end up with a ghoulish touch, so his celebration plans are meet with a chilly reception.

Violence C
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG for some scary images.

Talk to your kids about…

The Nightmare Before Christmas

What do you think is the magic ingredient that gives Christmas it’s warmth and joy?

In what ways does the character of the town mayor allow the moviemakers to poke fun at political figures? Why do you think they created him with two faces—one on the front and back of his head? What other satirical points do they make?

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