A skeleton in love
Jack Skellington is the skeletal hero of Mr. Jack’s Strange Christmas, the stop motion cartoon that greatly contributed to Tim Burton’s fame. We discover the city of Halloween populated by characters all stranger than the others. Jack Skellington, an elegant skeleton, is the leader of the Halloween festivities, but one year Jack feels depressed without really knowing why. While walking in the woods with his dog Zero, he stumbles upon Christmas town. Everyone seems to be happy and he decides to organize Christmas instead of Halloween thinking that it will make his melancholy disappear. But in the end, he realizes that what he was missing in his life was not Christmas but love, especially that of Sally, the little rag doll who has always been in love with him.