The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Dir: Henry Selick
Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara
The animated classic sits behind door number 17 and there is so much good wrapped up in this Christmas present. Danny Elfman having both written the score and voicing the lead character Jack Skellington absolutely knocks it out the park in a role that he probably never expected to have. The story is so different from what you would expect at this type of year; dark, delirious and heartwarming, a truly different take on the Xmas season. Beautifully animated and sporting some of the most iconic songs of any Christmas film, this is a film that will appeal to every generation.
“Forgive me, Mr. Claus. I’m afraid I’ve made a terrible mess of your holiday.”