The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Poster


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Remade as 

The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl (2018) (Video)
A concert presentation of this film.
The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert (2020) (Video)
This concert is a presentation of the film's songs.



Nosferatu (1922)
The Fire Fighters (1930) (Short)
Cranking a cat's tail for a siren
Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
Betty Boop: Minnie the Moocher (1932) (TV Episode)
The Oogie Boogie song is a direct reference to the Cab Calloway song Minnie The Moocher, and the situation in which Sandy Claws is during the song is similar to the Betty Boop movie. Danny Elfman, who wrote all the the songs for Nightmare, is a rabid Calloway fan.
Betty Boop: The Old Man of the Mountain (1933) (TV Episode)
The Betty Boop short is referenced in Oogie Boogie's song. Betty's question "What'chu gonna do now?" and the Old Man of the Mountain's response: "I'm gonna do the best I can!" are repeated by Santa and Oogie Boogie in "Nightmare."
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) (TV Movie)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV Short)
The Christmas special was one of the inspirations for the film.
Vincent (1982) (Short)
The black cat, Saturn sandworm and Jack Skellington first apeared in this short.
Return to Oz (1985)
Cartoonist Tim Burton stated that Jack Skellington is based on Jack Pumpkinhead.
The Singing Detective (1986) (TV Mini Series)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Jack Skellington's first extended appearance was on top of Betelgeuse's carousel hat towards the end, after summoned by Lydia.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
It is referenced.
Batman (1989)
The Addams Family (1991)
The corpse kid wears a shirt resembling the one worn by Pugsley.
Batman Returns (1992)
Two toys that Jack delivers reference "Batman Returns", the film Tim Burton had directing commitments towards at the time. One is an evil duck on wheels, which is the vehicle that Penguin drives. The other is an evil cat doll, which has the same head as the mascot for Shreck's corporation. The music when Penguin's henchmen are wrecking a shop, is reused as the "Making Christmas" theme.

Referenced in 

At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1993 (1994) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel contrasts "Hocus Pocus" (1993) with this movie.
Ed Wood (1994)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V (1994) (TV Episode)
Danny Elfman is credited as "Danny Skellingelfman."
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
A Jack Skellington balloon can be seen when an injured Keung is returning to the market.
Batman Forever (1995)
When the children come trick or treating, allowing Riddler and Two-Face to get into the Wayne Manor gates, they are dressed as characters in "Nightmare.."
VeggieTales: Rack, Shack & Benny (1995) (Video)
Mr. Nezzer's voice is based on Oogie Boogie.
Opening Night of Close-Up (1996) (Short)
The movie is mentioned in a conversation
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Jack Skellington appears as a pirate captain
At the Movies: Getting Away with Murder/James and the Giant Peach/Jane Eyre/Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy/Ghost in the Shell (1996) (TV Episode)
Siskel says Henry Selick worked on this film before "James and the Giant Peach"
Just Shoot Me!: Back Issues (1997) (TV Episode)
"Nice body, not that Nightmare Before Christmas look that's going around."
Deformed Monsters (1997)
Video box at Video Store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Fish (1998) (TV Episode)
Michael J. Nelson: "Didn't she star in 'The Nightmare before Christmas'?"
MediEvil (1998) (Video Game)
One of the characters is called the Pumpkin King, who dwells in a land of pumpkins and witches.
Halloweentown (1998) (TV Movie)
the name of the town from this Halloween movie is used for this movie, but is much different.
Grim Fandango (1998) (Video Game)
Art of the Petrified Forest, the "portal" down to it.
The Making of 'The Frighteners' (1998) (Video)
mentioned once
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (1999) (Video Game)
At one point Gex calls himself "Jack Gexxington from Halloweentown"
All the Rage (1999)
The VHS of this film can be seen in a videostore
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
At the Movies: Sleepy Hollow/42 Up/The World Is Not Enough/Mansfield Park/Rosetta (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Sleepy Hollow" review.
Monkeybone (2001)
Spy Kids (2001)
Ice Age (2002)
Kingdom Hearts (2002) (Video Game)
One of the worlds to visit is Halloween Town.
Goo Girls 8 (2002) (Video)
Title displayed on movie marquee
The New Guy (2002)
on shelf in record store
Haggard (2003) (Video)
A character has a Nightmare Before Christmas diary.
South Park: Butt Out (2003) (TV Episode)
"My goo, my precious goo."
Big Fish (2003)
Young Ed Bloom's tie at Auburn University features the spiraling land from Nighmare Before Christmas (which uncurls when Jack walks onto it)
Angel: A Hole in the World (2004) (TV Episode)
Angel: "You wanna bet that's the entrance to the Deeper Well?" Spike: "Either that or Christmas Land."
The Trouble with Terkel (2004)
Second part of Terkel's nightmare features the opening scene/song from The Nightmare Before Christmas
A Look Into 'the Forbidden Zone' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (2004) (Video Game)
Features Oogie Boogie.
Ed, Edd n Eddy: Ed, Edd n Eddy's Jingle Jingle Jangle (2004) (TV Episode)
Eddy says "It's like a nightmare before Christmas."
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Movie makes the countdown, is talked about.
Wedding Crashers (2005)
Jeremy: "I am going to go home, see Dr. Finklestein, and I am gonna tell him we have a whole new bag of issues now"
The Magic of Music (2005) (Video)
Direcotr Jean Duvall wears a shirt with a Jack Skellington logo
GamerZ (2005)
Marlyn's bag has Jack Skellington's face on it
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Andy has a Jack Skellington baseball cap and mask in his room.
Corpse Bride (2005)
The butterfly that comes out of the bottle that Jack opens, is also the butterfly that Victor draws in Corpse Bride.
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005)
"Oogie Boogie's Song" is played.
Blink 182: Greatest Hits (2005) (Video)
"We can live like Jack and Sally if we want, we'll have Halloween on Christmas" (lyrics)
Danny Phantom: The Fright Before Christmas (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (Video Game)
Features the world and characters.
Death Note: The Last Name (2006)
Two of Misa's cell phone straps are of Jack Skellington, the protagonist of the movie, and Zero, his ghost dog.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "That Time of Year", on the first page, Strong Bad redraws the scene to include a striped worm that looks like the snake that eats Christmas trees and presents in this movie. In "Halloween Fairstival", the King of Town's Halloween costume is of the Mayor of Halloweentown
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (2007) (Video Game)
Halloween Town is one of the worlds to visit in Castle Oblivion.
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (2007) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this film
Sicko (2007)
Excerpts from soundtrack ("Christmas Eve Montage" from Danny Elfman's score) are used in the sequence where Moore explores a British hospital
The Secret (2007)
poster in sams room
South Park: Imaginationland (2007) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington is in Imaginationland.
South Park: Imaginationland (2008) (Video)
Jack Skellington is in Imaginationland.
100 Million BC (2008) (Video)
One citizen has Jack Skellington clothes on
Igor (2008)
Several visual references, for example King Malbert closely resembles the Mayor of Halloween.
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (2008) (Video)
A few possible references to the inhabitants of Halloweentown.
At the Movies: Summer Special 2008/09 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David in a review of Igor as a movie with a similar look to its animation.
The Reinactors (2008)
Jack Skeleton character seen on Hollywood Boulevard
Coraline (2009)
When the Other Mother is making Coraline an omelette, Jack Skellington's face can be seen in the yolk.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Coraline (2009) (TV Episode)
Hewy says Henry Selick previously directed this movie
Best Worst Movie (2009)
An interviewee wears a jacket with a Jack Skellington patch.
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film when he presents presents the nominees for the poll "Best Video Game Based on a Movie"
DeathSmiles (2009) (Video Game)
Takes place in Halloweentown
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.15 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film when he looks at the upcoming Coraline (2009)
Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009)
Title on display in video store
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (2009) (Video Game)
Halloween Town is a playable world
Bad Movie Beatdown: Monkeybone (2009) (TV Episode)
mentions Henry Selick's stop-motion work
Cleanflix (2009)
video shown on shelf
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: Willy Wonka (2009) (TV Episode)
The Critic mentions Danny Elfman the guy who composed the music for this movie also did Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Chance Pe Dance (2010)
poster on wall
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Mad Hatter's bowtie has Jack Skellington's head all over it.
Johnny Depp in Burtonland (2010) (Short)
Depp visits the famous hill.
CyberBeat (2010) (Short)
The tune to musical segment 2, "Bring Me to Life: The Birth of Electric Girl", pays homage to "This is Halloween" from Tim Burton / Henry Selick's classic "The Nightmare Before Christmas" - Harrison Wall's favourite childhood film. Note that both films also started out as poems.
Rifftrax Shorts: Alone at Home (2010) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Jack Skellington again!"
Nostalgia Critic: The Pebble and the Penguin (2010) (TV Episode)
A screen cap of Jack on the hill is featured
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Scary Godmother 1 & 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat compares the Fright Side in "Scary Godmother" to a watered down version of Halloweentown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.24 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay shows a fake DVD called "The Nightmare Before the Election" starring Barack Obama
Epic Mickey (2010) (Video Game)
The Slobber shares the same characteristic features of Oogie Boogie.
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: Tenshi ga Mizugi ni Kigaetara/Gosuto: Daten Shiti no Maboroshi (2010) (TV Episode)
Stocking has figurines of Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie.
The Simpsons: The Fight Before Christmas (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Robot Chicken: Saving Private Gigli (2011) (TV Episode)
The head frat calls Skeletor "Jack Skellington"
Sidewalls (2011)
Mariana keeps figures of Jack Skellington and Sally in her flat
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 13 Scariest Animated Monsters (2011) (TV Episode)
Hewy thinks "Coraline" has some of the best stop-motion since this movie
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)
The film is mentioned.
Phelous & the Movies: My Blappy Phalentine (2012) (TV Episode)
Phelous sings "This is Valentine" to the tune of "This is Halloween."
Face Off: Burtonesque (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
JonTron: Birdemic: The Best Worst Movie Ever (2012) (TV Episode)
JonTron calls the lead male "Jack Skellington."
Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
Referenced in dialogue.
AniMat's Reviews: ParaNorman (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat recommends ParaNorman along with this film to be a great watch during the Halloween season.
Frankenweenie (2012)
A tombstone that's like Zero's doghouse can be seen when Victor goes to the pet cemetery.
Game Grumps: Clayfighter 63 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jon mentioned Jack Skellington.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Frankenweenie (2012) (TV Episode)
Hewy mentions the character Sally who was voiced by Catherine O'Hara.
Naughty or Nice (2012) (TV Movie)
Debbie refers to Krissy as "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Bum Reviews: Elf (2012) (TV Episode)
"and then Jack Skellington comes in, bringing all his Halloween buddies..."
DashieXP: Slender Man Christmas! (Cartoon) (2012) (TV Episode)
Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
guest wears Jack Skellington jacket
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!: RuPaullywood or Bust (2013) (TV Episode)
Contestant Coco Montrese says Jinkx Monsoon's tank photograph looked "Nightmare Before Christmas but not in a good way."
Getting Go, the Go Doc Project (2013)
Lock, Shock and Barrel masks on Go's dresser.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (2013) (Video Game)
Halloween Town appears as a world
Mad: Jacks the Giant Slayers/The Most Beautiful Voice (2013) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington was one of the Jacks that were left.
Disney Magical World (2013) (Video Game)
Jack Skellington is in the game.
Disney Infinity (2013) (Video Game)
Jack Skellington is playable.
Mad: Lukewarm Bodies/Does Someone Have to GOa? (2013) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington appears in the Lukewarm Bodies skit.
House of Lies: Wreckage (2014) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington mentioned
At All Cost (2014) (Video)
In a scene, a quote from the movie appears on screen.
Nostalgia Critic: Alice in Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
among Tim Burton movies the Critic likes; "It's Tim" is a parody of "What's This?"
RuPaul's Drag Race: Drag My Wedding (2014) (TV Episode)
Darienne says her drag daughter is "sort of Nightmare Before Christmas".
Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Danny Elfmanem (2014) (TV Episode)
Danny Elfman talks about it.
Honest Game Trailers: Mortal Kombat (2014) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington mentioned
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
Jack Skellington mug
Scarewaves (2014)
Tara has a Nightmare Before Christmas themed mug on her table
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (2014) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this film
AniMat's Classic Reviews: 9 (2014) (TV Episode)
AniMat says 8 looks like Oogie Boogie.
The Big Bang Theory: The Prom Equivalency (2014) (TV Episode)
Emily mentions the movie by name. She also has a tattoo of Sally.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Happy Thanksgiving, Miranda (2014) (TV Episode)
Merchandise seen in store.
The Christmas Parade (2014) (TV Movie)
Hailee refers to her situation as "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Nostalgia Critic: What You Never Knew About Christmas Vacation (2014) (TV Episode)
"And her husband is the scientist from"
Honest Game Trailers: Kingdom Hearts (2015) (TV Episode)
Halloween Town appears
MythBusters: The Simpsons Special (2015) (TV Episode)
movie mentioned when introducing Merrick
The Wolfpack (2015)
The boys replay the Halloween scene from this movie
Life Is Strange (2015) (Video Game)
The movie was mentioned on a girls night out flyer.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Samuel L. Jackson/Norman Reedus/Jessie J (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy Fallon during the Thank You Notes segment
Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts: Batman & Robin (2015) (TV Episode)
One of Tim Burton's works
Saturday Night Live: Taraji P. Henson/Mumford & Sons (2015) (TV Episode)
Picture of Dr. Finkelstein is shown during Weekend Update
The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (2015)
Concept art and behind the scenes photos shown.
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: Baby Geniuses (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Professor T.: Dubbelleven (2015) (TV Episode)
This poster appears on the wall of Desmet's room.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Halloween Guilty Pleasures (2015) (TV Episode)
compares it to Corpse Bride
Scream Queens: Black Friday (2015) (TV Episode)
Chanel Oberlin refers to Grace as "Jack Skellington".
The Last Man on Earth: Secret Santa (2015) (TV Episode)
Erica says that Carol's Christmas decorations are like the "literal version of The Nightmare Before Christmas."
iZombie: Cape Town (2015) (TV Episode)
A thug asks the masked Liv who is she supposed to be, when she replies that she's The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Red and Blue (2015) (TV Episode)
'Jack Skullington'
T00nVision: T00nVision on Ice! (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a favourite film.
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Haunted Mansion Movie Part 1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Jackula and Guru ride the Haunted Mansion Holiday ride themed around this movie.
Thoughts on the Fat Acceptance Movement (2016) (Video)
Styx says he looks like Jack Skellington.
Day 5: Night Terrors (2016) (TV Episode)
A guess in a game of 20 Questions
Thatcher Joe Vlogs: I Woke Up Like This... Pawless (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Zoella.
Blameitonjorge: 11 Lost Audio Clips From Fascinating to Terrifying (2016) (TV Episode)
Talks about Vincent Price as the original voice of Santa in the film.
Diminishing Returns: Tim Burton (2016) (Podcast Episode)
Four in the Morning: Four Christs (2016) (TV Episode)
Mitzi mentions Jack Skellington.
Atop the Fourth Wall: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid #2 (2016) (TV Episode)
"Freddy was Mr. Oogie Boogie this whole time?"
Brain Dump: Why Women Shouldn't Be Ghostbusters (2016) (TV Episode)
Max is dressed as Jack Skellington. The background is also a painting of the film's backgrounds.
Moana (2016)
When Tamatoa sings, his entire lair glows as if hit with blacklight, similar to Oogie Boogie's lair.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.57 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Rhyme Time" category
Nostalgia Critic: Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
"Jack Skellington, I told you I'm done with this shit."
The Simpsons: The Nightmare After Krustmas (2016) (TV Episode)
Episode name references the movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 12 Christmas Commercials (2016) (TV Episode)
among scary Christmas movies
Stalked: Doogie LIED about his mom being missing! (2016) (TV Episode)
Carl has made Christmas tree decorations that resemble the head of Jack Skellington
Hviezdna párty: Episode #1.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.73 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Here Comes Santa Claus" category
Little Lunch: The Nightmare Before Graduation (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Grand Tour: [censored] to [censored] (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when talking about Tim Burton.
Rifftrax: The Wonderful Land of Oz (2017) (Video)
Mike: "You're not gonna sing about Halloweentown, are you?"
The Wardrobe (2017) (Video Game)
A head of Jack Skellington can be seen as a decoration at the house hosting a Halloween party.
Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts: The Grinch (2017) (TV Episode)
Rob Walker imagines if there was a remake of this movie.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (2017) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this film
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Land Time Forgot (2017) (TV Episode)
"What's this? What's this? What's this what's this what's this?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: At the Earth's Core (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "Christmas Town?" and "Jack Skellington, no!"
I Hate Everything: I Hate Sing (2016) (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster shown as an example of an animated film that has great songs and is emotional on a very deep level.
Diminishing Returns: Transformers (2017) (Podcast Episode)
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow (2017) (Video Game)
Quest named "The Nightmare Before Xmas".
Nostalgia Critic: Cats Don't Dance (2017) (TV Episode)
compares Sawyer's song to Sally's
Sanders Sides: Accepting Anxiety Part 2: Can Anxiety Be Good? (2017) (TV Episode)
There's a poster of Jack and Sally behind Roman in Anxiety's room, and Roman later asks Anxiety if he can have these posters.
Nostalgia Critic: Monkeybone (2017) (TV Episode)
One of Henry Selick's better movies.
Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts: The Haunted Mansion (2017) (TV Episode)
Tony Goldmark mentions this a great goofy scary movie by Disney
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: The Gummy Bear Movie (2017) (TV Episode)
Alex Bolton mentions this movie
Diminishing Returns: It (2017) (Podcast Episode)
The Clown with the Tearaway Face
Sanders Sides: Moving On Part 1: Exploring Nostalgia (2017) (TV Episode)
Roman calls Virgil "Jack Smellington", after Jack Skellington.
Tree of Logic Interviews Styx (2017) (Video)
Styx mentions Jack Skellington.
Previously Recorded: Hand of Fate 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
photo still of Jack Skellington appears when Rich talks about rumors of China banning games with skeletons in them
Thatcher Joe Vlogs: There's Only One Of These in the World! (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Joe Sugg.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Favor (2017) (TV Episode)
Boyle says, "Guy's got more bugs up his sleeve than Oogie Boogie."
Kirstie's Handmade Christmas: Episode #5.3 (2017) (TV Episode)
Coral's advent calendar is based on the film.
Eighth Grade (2018)
Song play list on computer has "Sally's Song" and photo.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Releases Coming to/Leaving Netflix in February 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is the #2 release leaving Netflix in February 2018.
Diminishing Returns: Mamma Mia! (2018) (Podcast Episode)
Sanders Shorts: Don't Ruin the Fun (2018) (TV Episode)
The song "This is Halloween" is heard as a hold music on Thomas' telephone.
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Jack Skellington and Sally appears in Oh My Disney.
Monkey in the Morning: #ThotAudit Taxing Boobs (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie comes up in a discussion about Christmas movies.
Nostalgia Critic: The Most HATED Nutcracker Movie Ever Made (2018) (TV Episode)
"This Is Halloween" is mentioned.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: A Very Joe Bob Christmas: Phantasm (2018) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob lists Christmas horror movies.
Diminishing Returns: Christmas Special: Die Hard (2018) (Podcast Episode)
Sanders Sides: Embarrasing Phases: The Nightmare Instead of Christmas (2018) (TV Episode)
Thomas starts the episode singing a fragment of "There Are Few Who Deny" with altered lyrics.
Kingdom Hearts III (2019) (Video Game)
Seen in Sora's memory fragments at the Station of Awakening
Captain Marvel (2019)
Video case is shown in a Blockbuster store.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Disney Domination Week (2019) (Podcast Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Missing Link is Missing Money (2019) (Podcast Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Nostalgia Critic: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2019) (TV Episode)
"It's full of those things Jack Skellington likes to walk down."
Nostalgia Critic: Barney's Great Adventure (2019) (TV Episode)
"You look like Willy Wonka painted over Jack Skeleton, man!"
Nostalgia Critic: Constantine (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
OutDaughtered: The Nightmare Before Quintmas (2019) (TV Episode)
Title reference
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Remembering Richard Williams (2019) (Podcast Episode)
Brought up as a previous nominee for "Best Visual Effects" at the Oscars.
Schooled: Run, Rick, Run (2019) (TV Episode)
C.B. wears a Jack Skellington tie.
Family Guy: Heart Burn (2019) (TV Episode)
Juliet says she has a lot of Jack Skellington tattoos.
Outside Xtra: 7 Bosses That Were Way Scarier in the Remake (2019) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington is mentioned and an image of him is shown.
WWE Smackdown!: The Road to WWE TLC: Tables Ladders Chairs 2019 Begins (2019) (TV Episode)
The Miz vs. The Fiend match is referred to as The Miz's, "Nightmare Before Christmas."
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Elsa vs. Susan: The Annie Awards Battle (2019) (Podcast Episode)
Brought up in Henry Selick's filmography.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) (2019) (TV Episode)
The Nerd praises Majora's Mask for having visuals that are on par with a cross between NeverEnding Story & Nightmare Before Christmas.
Granada Reports: 13 December 2019: Evening Bulletin (2019) (TV Episode)
Sarah reports from a special screening of the film in the Manchester Museum.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Lion King Sized Problems (2019) (Podcast Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Robert DeNiro/Guy Pearce/Joe Pera (2019) (TV Episode)
The poster is shown as Jenny Hagel pitches lesbian Christmas movies for the Hallmark Channel
Top 10 Best Animated Films of the 2010 Decade (2019) (TV Special)
Brought up as the previous stop motion film to be nominated for "Beet Visual Effects".
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Toons of the 2020 Oscars (2020) (Podcast Episode)
Brought up as a previous nominee for "Best Visual Effects" at the Oscars.
Ben 10: Tales from the Omnitrix (2020) (TV Episode)
Gwen's story is animated in the art style of this movie, with the backgrounds resembling the ones from Halloween Town.
Vintage Video: Forbidden Zone (2020) (Podcast Episode)
Richard mentions Jack Skellington.
Sublet (2020)
Tomer wears a Jack Skellington tattoo on his left leg.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Re-Changing of the Bobs (2020) (Podcast Episode)
Brought up as a movie whose props are going to be talked about in Prop Culture.
Nostalgia Critic: Frozen 2 (2020) (TV Episode)
The Critic compares the voice that Elsa hears to the melody of Jack's Lament.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Dance of Pixar's Italy (2020) (Podcast Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
DuckTales: The Trickening! (2020) (TV Episode)
Louie to Launchpad at the end: "This is Halloween". Jack Skellington head reference from Scrooge's Halloween mask.
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory (2020) (Video Game)
Has a world based off this film.
Sardonicast: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Tokyo Story (2020) (Podcast Episode)
Topic of discussion
The Cinema Snob: Black Christmas 2006 (2020) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
The Movies That Made Us: The Nightmare Before Christmas (2020) (TV Episode)
The movie is discussed as it is the subject.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The New Shrek Era (2020) (Podcast Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
The Cinema Snob: The Shining (2021) (TV Episode)
The Snob wears his Jack Skellington onesie throughout the review.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Little Orange Nathan Lanes (2021) (Podcast Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Saturday Night Live: Regé-Jean Page/Bad Bunny (2021) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington is mentioned and kind of impersonated during the Mr. Chicken Legs Pageant.
This Movie Must Die!: Minnie the Moocher (1932) SPECIAL SHORTS EDITION! (2021) (Podcast Episode)
The movie comes up in discussion.
Outside Xtra: Oh No, We Painted Model Pokemon and They Look Awful (2021) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned and a still from it is shown.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Powerpuff Pilot Problem (2021) (Podcast Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Free Guy (2021)
A Jack Skellington figure is seen.
Dead Meat Podcast: Malignant (2021) (Podcast Episode)
Title mentioned
Disney Mirrorverse (2021) (Video Game)
Versions of characters from the film appear.

Featured in 

The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards (1994) (TV Special)
Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects (1994) (TV Special)
clips shown
At the Movies: The River Wild/Jason's Lyric/Ed Wood/The Scout/Rapa Nui (1994) (TV Episode)
The Video Pick of the Week.
Troldspejlet: Episode dated 3 December 1994 (1994) (TV Episode)
To be reviewed in the next episode + clip shown
Troldspejlet: Episode dated 10 December 1994 (1994) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage shown
What's Up Doc?: Episode #3.16 (1994) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Topsy Turvy (1996) (Video)
Song is used in International version.
A Hollywood Christmas (1996) (Video)
clips and brief discussion
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Troldspejlet i USA (1997) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions Jorgen Klubien working on the film + footage shown
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Stop Motion (1999) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Halloween (2001) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at the phenomenon of Halloween + clip shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #30.16 (2003) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
Clip included; editing analysed.
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Return to Oz: The Joy That Got Away (2007)
Footage is shown.
The South Bank Show: Tim Burton (2008) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Nostalgic Mindfucks (2009) (TV Episode)
"This is Halloween" is at the #3 spot
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: All Dogs Go to Heaven (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip of Oogie-Boogie singing compared to the Gator King's song
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
behind-the scenes footage and clips shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Up in the Air/Everybody's Fine/Brothers (2009) (TV Episode)
Beware of Santa segment
Nostalgia Critic: Ernest Saves Christmas (2009) (TV Episode)
"You missed, but you can still hit Jack Skellington."
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Cop Out/The Crazies/A Prophet (2010) (TV Episode)
"Tim Burton in 3 Minutes or Less" segment.
Familiar Faces: Familiar Faces #24: Face Like a Frog (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip is played during "Don't Go In The Basement."
Nostalgia Critic: It (2010) (TV Episode)
Oogie Boogie in the moon.
Nostalgia Critic: Nostalgic Commercials (2010) (TV Episode)
Snippet of Santa's torture scene is shown
The Hour: Episode #7.41 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Tim Burton's bio segment.
Nostalgia Critic: Ferngully 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
clip of "Jack's Lament"
Hollywood's Top Ten: Monster Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Critic: James and the Giant Peach (2011) (TV Episode)
also directed by Henry Selick
Music Movies: The Nightmare Before Christmas (2011) (TV Episode)
movie's soundtrack is reviewed
Familiar Faces: Familiar Faces #60: Samhain (2011) (TV Episode)
Audio is heard.
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011) (TV Movie)
clips shown and discussed
Visionado obligado: Especial Navidad (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Jack (2012) (TV Episode)
Halloweentown welcomes back Jack
CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.12 (2012) (TV Episode)
clips shown
One Hit Wonderland: Monster Mash (2012) (TV Episode)
Todd notes the uncanny similarities in the plots of "Monster's Holiday" and this film.
El Reviewer Random: Halloween Special 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
the song "This is Halloween" is used in this episode
One Hit Wonderland: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2012) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tim Burton Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #3.
Animation Lookback: Top 10 OTHER Disney Villains (2013) (TV Episode)
Oogie Boogie is given an honorable mention.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 12 Santa Clauses (2013) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington takes #9
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet julespecial (2013) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at some of the must-see Christmas movies + clip shown
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (2013) (TV Movie)
Number 8 in the Countdown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time (2013) (2013) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas gets an honorable mention.
Vampire Reviews: Monster Mash (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Stop-Motion Animation Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #1.
Honest Trailers: Alice in Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best 3D Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Movie Towns (2014) (TV Episode)
Halloween Town is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cutest Animated Couples in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington & Sally get an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Scariest Creepypastas (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage from the movie is shown.
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - The First Features (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during introduction.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Christmas Villains and Doubters (2014) (TV Episode)
Oogie Boogie is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Santas (2014) (TV Episode)
Edward Ivory is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies: 1990s (2015) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #8.
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Tim Burton (2015) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Here Comes Peter Cottontail (2015) (TV Episode)
the song "This Is Halloween" is heard
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Controversial Cartoons (2015) (TV Episode)
clips shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tim Burton Characters (2015) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington is #3.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Family Friendly Halloween Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Movie Pets (2015) (TV Episode)
Zero is #4.
T00nVision: T00nVision on Ice! (2016) (TV Episode)
Features clips in the credits
Greatest Animated Movies (2016) (TV Movie)
Number 4 in the countdown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Rewatchable Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas gets an honorable mention.
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Haunted Mansion Movie Part 3 (2016) (TV Episode)
Know by Jackula as a Gothic kids film.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Scariest Movie Characters That Didn't Kill Anyone (2016) (TV Episode)
Oogie Boogie gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Horror Musicals (2016) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Satisfying Villain Deaths in Disney Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The death of Oogie Boogie gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Boogeymen (2016) (TV Episode)
Oogie Boogie is #10.
PhantomStrider: Top 10 Best Disney Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Disney Animated Films That Deserve a Live Action Movie (2016) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Where the Lead Character is Dead (2016) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #4.
MsMojo: Top 10 Supporting Female Characters in Disney and Pixar Films (2016) (TV Episode)
Sally gets an honorable mention.
Honest Trailers: The Nightmare Before Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
Used in trailer
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Disney Christmas Movies and TV Specials (2016) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #4.
So There's This Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
Features some clips from this movie.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Worst Santas (2016) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington is the #10 pick.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shocking "What Have I Done" Scenes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington Jacks Christmas is #10.
MsMojo: Another Top 10 Cutest Disney Couples (2017) (TV Episode)
Jack Skellington & Sally get an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Movies That Should be Adapted for Broadway (2017) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Stories "The Simpsons" Should Adapt for Treehouse of Horror (2017) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #5.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Denis Leary/2 Chainz feat. Travis Scott (2017) (TV Episode)
Brief clip in the segment This Week in Words
Hollywood in Vienna: Hollywood in Vienna 2017: A Tribute to Danny Elfman (2017) (TV Episode)
The music is accompanied by some clips.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Things to Watch on Netflix This Holiday Season (2017) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #1.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Best Christmas Movies of All Time (2017) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #6.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Christmas Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The #10 pick.
MsMojo: Top 10 Creepy/Dark Songs from Animated Kids' Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
"This Is Halloween" is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Famous Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The idea that Tim Burton directed The Nightmare Before Christmas is #7.
MsMojo: Top 10 Saddest Disney Movie Songs (2018) (TV Episode)
"Sally's Song" gets an honorable mention.
Nostalgia Critic: Sleepwalkers (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips used.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Nightmare Fuel in Kids Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Christmas Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Disney Intro Songs (2019) (TV Episode)
"This Is Halloween" is #8.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Ariana Grande: 7 rings (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown when Todd demostrates what Cultural Appropriation is.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Terrifying Disney Monsters (2019) (TV Episode)
Oogie Boogie gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bizarre Villain Deaths (2019) (TV Episode)
The death of Oogie Boogie gets a dishonorable mention.
Honest Trailers: Every Tim Burton Movie (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips are used in trailer.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bizarre Movie Animations You Should See (2019) (TV Episode)
Scary Stop-Motion is #8.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Villains You Liked More Than the Hero (2019) (TV Episode)
Oogie Boogie gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 BEST Animated Villain Songs (2019) (TV Episode)
"Oogie Boogie's Song" gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Films That Need a Sequel (2019) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #5.
The Imagineering Story: A Carousel of Progress (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Romantic Moments in Christmas Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Jack & Sally Under the Moon is #8.
Steve Reviews: The Nightmare Before Chirstmas (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is reviewed.
MsMojo: Top 10 Childhood Christmas Movies That Will Never Get Old (2019) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #10.
El Rato Muerto: Feliz Zombidad (2020) (TV Episode)
images shown
47th Annie Awards (2020) (TV Special)
Footage of the film is shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Movies to Watch While Quarantined (2020) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: The Best Animated Movies of All Time from A to Z (2020) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is the best animated movie starting with N.
Prop Culture: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (2020) (TV Episode)
Clips are featured.
Vintage Video: The Mountain Men (1980) (2020) (Podcast Episode)
Patrick O'Riley plays the clip with Dr. Finkelstein, Sally and the frog's breath.
The Movies That Made Us: The Nightmare Before Christmas (2020) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown as the movie is the subject.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Best Christmas Movies of All Time (2020) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #16.
Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema: Cult Movies (2021) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 20 Terrifying Deaths in Disney Movies (2021) (TV Episode)
The death of Oogie Boogie is #11.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Hero Songs (2021) (TV Episode)
"Jack's Lament" is #7.
Behind the Attraction: Haunted Mansion (2021) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Disney Songs of the 1990s (2021) (TV Episode)
"This Is Halloween" is #10.
MsMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies that Deserve a Real Life Musical (2021) (TV Episode)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is #3.
Nostalgia Critic: The Nightmare Before Christmas (2021) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed


Amarcord (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
Pazuzu is one of the things that Oogie Boogie takes inspiration from.
Evil Dead II (1987)

Spoofed in 

The Critic: Sherman, Woman and Child (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay reviews Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Hanukkah"
Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery (1995) (TV Movie)
The very beginning of the special is a parody of the Nightmare Before Christmas (which was released/produced by Touchstone Pictures, which is a part of the Walt Disney Company, the long-time animation rival to Warner Bros.)
Robot Chicken: Donkey Punch (2006) (TV Episode)
"The Nightmare Before Hannukah"
Nostalgia Critic: Nostalgic Commercials (2010) (TV Episode)
At the end, the Critic laments himself for becoming a loser which becomes a parody of "Poor Jack", where he hopes to set things right
How It Should Have Ended: The Holiday Movie Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Holiday Movie parody
The Hillywood Show: Lady Gaga Gagaween (2011) (TV Episode)
Parody of "This is Halloween" song
Some Jerk with a Camera: Halloween Time at Disneyland (2011) (TV Episode)
Jerk sings a parody of "What's This?"
Mad: Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas/How I Met Your Mummy (2011) (TV Episode)
Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas is a spoof of this movie.
A Big Tit Christmas 3 (2012) (Video)
"The Nightmare Before XXXmas" vignette is a parody of "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Nostalgia Critic: The Shining Mini-Series (2013) (TV Episode)
The beginning features a Jack Skellington version of the Critic in a forest of doors
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do We Love Zombies? (2013) (TV Episode)
The opening animation features an NC version of Jack in the woods in front of a door with the TGWTG symbol
Nostalgia Critic: Sharknado (2013) (TV Episode)
The opening intro does a spoof of this movie
Nostalgia Critic: Should We Scare the S#*% Out of Kids? (2013) (TV Episode)
The opening animation spoofs this movie
Nostalgia Critic: Devil (2013) (TV Episode)
opening animation depicts the Critic as Jack Skellington
Robot Chicken: Link's Sausages (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Hay que Hacer un Musical (2014) (Short)
song spoofed
Sanders Shorts: Disney Pranks with Friends: Nightmare Before Christmas Edition (2014) (TV Episode)
Thomas makes a prank inspired on the movie. He offers a friend a bag as a present. When she pulls the hand in, she shouts scared as the bag is full of fake worms, then he gives her the real gift.
Family Guy: Peter's Sister (2015) (TV Episode)
"Happy Fourth of July Jack Skellington"
Cosplay Geeks 2 (2016) (Video)
One scene is a parody of this animated movie
Holidaze (2019) (Short)
An entity associated with Halloween discovers the existence of Christmas and creates decorations and attire of both holidays combined.
Ollie & Scoops: Old Crumplecranks (2020) (TV Episode)
Old Crumplecranks song and introduction is a take on Oogie Boogie's song.
Robot Chicken: Gracie Purgatory in: That's How You Get Hemorrhoids (2020) (TV Episode)
A lawnmower man goes over Jack's curled up cliff.

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