The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The citizens of Halloweentown enjoy one thing—Halloween. But when Jack Skellington, the renowned King of Halloweentown, goes in search of something different, he discovers Christmas Town including presents, stockings and most important—“Sandy Claws”. Jack concocts the idea of his version of Christmas, including switching places with the real Santa Claus on delivering presents on his annual Christmas Eve trip. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

∙ When Jack first comes across the doors in the forest, he looks to his left and the Thanksgiving door is there with the turkey facing the left and the Easter door is to the right. He looks straight ahead at the Christmas tree. He walks over to it and opens it and the Thanksgiving door is to his left and the turkey is facing the right.

∙ Sally is trying to get the “Evil Scientist” to drink the soup she has made when he insists that she taste it first. She drops the spoon on the floor and grabs one with five holes in the bottom. The holes can be seen but when she pretends to drink from it, the bottom doesn’t show any holes at all.

∙ When Sally walks in for the town meeting, the creature with a Jack-O-Lantern for its head is sitting on the left on the second row. There’s another row behind him and then in the fourth row the boy with the axe in his head is sitting on the end. Jack Skellington comes in and says “listen everyone” and the close-up of the man with the axe is sitting in the seat behind the Jack-O-Lantern character. They’re still in the same seats when Jack says “everyone, please, not so fast…”. (The Jack-O-Lantern character is on the third row.) When Jack sings the “fearsome king” line, the view of the audience shows the original view with a row separating the Jack-O-Lantern and the Boy with the axe.

∙ Sally pulls the basket up to the window of Jack’s house. He opens the window and places the basket on the windowsill. He looks inside and takes the bottle out. When he opens the bottle the basket is still sitting on the windowsill. He then leans out of the window but the basket is no longer sitting there.

∙ The mayor is riding the snow mobile as the other creatures build a track for him using pieces of wood. On the right of the screen, the one eyed gray creature puts down his piece of wood followed by the female creature on the left. The one eyed creature is still standing at his spot on the right when the clown starts to put down his piece but as soon as it’s in place, the one eyed creature disappears. He’s on the opposite side a few moments later.

∙ CAUTION: May Contain Spoilers! At the end of the movie, when Sally sits in the snow and begins to take petals off the flower, she’s seen letting go of the petals but they’re never seen falling to the ground.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” features the voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, William Hickey, Catherine O’Hara and Paul Reubens. It runs 76 minutes and is rated PG for some scary images.

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