Christmas and Halloween in the same character
Jack Skellington is the main character of the animated film The Nightmare before Christmas”. It is one of the most famous films of Tim Burton (of which he is a writer and art director but not a director) with his famous stop motion animation technique. Jack is the pumpkin king, a kind of skeleton in charge of the town’s Halloween festivities. But one day, he gets tired of always doing the same thing, he decides to leave and discovers the city of Christmas. He then returns home with a plan to organize the Christmas party this year. This movie is both the movie to watch at Christmas for its nice message and at Halloween for its typically Burtonesque characters. It appeals to children and is at the same time a sort of icon of gothic fashion. Like many of Tim Burton’s characters, he has a strange and even terrifying look but that doesn’t stop him from being endearing. He will even fall in love with Sally, a strange creature all sewn up, a sort of Frankenstein’s monster. This will allow Tim Burton to talk about his recurring themes of rejection and acceptance of difference.