Our Nightmare Before Christmas story starts innocently enough in Halloween Town which is an eerie, spooky dreamland. A dreamland occupied by such ghostly citizens as deformed monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, vampires werewolves and witches. The core of the Nightmare Before Christmas story centers around our hero Jack Skellington, "The Pumpkin King", guides the citizens of Halloween Town into the horrifying festivity called Allhallows Eve.
The Nightmare Before Christmas mastermind Jack Skellington has grown weary of the same scary affair year after year. Wandering aimlessly through the woods adjacent to Halloween Town, he by chance opens up a portal site to a town called Christmas Town. Our Pumpkin King is moved by the flavour and manner of Christmas. Jack delivers his muddled findings about Christmas Town to the citizens of Halloween Town. Because of Jack Skellington's limited understanding of the concept of Christmas, the dwellers of Halloween Town fail to comprehend Jack's meaning and equate everything he renounces about Christmas, to their own preconceived ideas of Halloween. He reluctantly chooses to bear with his citizens and declares that therefore they will seize Christmas and make it a holiday in their own horrifying image.
Jack Skellington's fixation with Christmastime directs him to take on the persona of Santa Claus. Every resident of Halloween Town is assigned a task in their quest to seize Christmas. The heroine Sally, a rag doll woman who was created by the town's mad scientist, commences to experience a wild-eyed attraction towards Jack Skellington. All the same, even in state of romantic infatuation Sally solely fears that Jack's project will become disastrous.
Our Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin King delegates Lock, Shock, and Barrel a trio of naughty children, to snatch Santa and fetch him back to Halloween Town. Instead our trio of mischievous children and against Jack's wishings and for the most part for the children's own amusement, they deliver Santa to Oogie Boogie, a gambling-addict bogeyman who devises a devious, diabolical game for Santa, with his very own existence as the wager.
Our Nightmare Before Christmas Eve comes and Sally endeavors to stop Jack, he totally disregards her warnings and simply embarks into the moonlit sky in a coffin shaped sleigh pulled by skeletal reindeer. The sleigh is guided by the glowing nose of Jack's ghost dog Zero. Jack Skellington sets about to deliver gifts to kids around the Earth. The gifts (shrunken heads, Christmas tree-eating snakes, etc.) only terrify the small children, there is crying and screaming as the children open up these horrific presents in our Nightmare Before Christmas story. Jack is considered to be an imposter seeking to be a Santa impostor. We constantly see screaming and crying children as they open up their presents, and the horrified parents are phoning the authorities to explain the situation.
The military is finally put on high alert and they are ordered to blast this Santa impostor out of the sky. The sleigh is finally hit by a mortar and shot down. Our Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin King is assumed dead by Halloween Town's citizens. The Pumpkin King has indeed survived the crash. Even though Jack Skellington is visibly upset by the failure of his plan to hijack the Christmas dream and replace it with his own Halloween vision, he rapidly recovers his old spirit. He does not seem to be effected by the Nightmare Before Christmas morning debachel and he even musters up new ideas for the next years Halloween.
He then charges back to Halloween town to rescue the real Santa and to put the Christmas affairs right. Meanwhile, Sally's efforts to free Santa from Oogie Boogie fail and she is captured by Oogie. Jack slips into the lair and frees them, then faces Oogie and unravels his outer burlap so that all the bugs that live inside him spill out. With Oogie Boogie deceased, Santa berates Jack for a bit, before Santa readies his sleigh and sets off to deliver the correct presents to the all of world's youngsters. Santa Claus causes snow to fall upon Halloween Town to demonstrate that there are no hard feelings between the King of Christmas Town and the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town. The townsfolk are a little bewildered by the snow initially, but before long commence to play jubilantly in the snow. Jack displays that he is romantically attracted to Sally j and they kiss under the full moon in the cemetery.
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Article Source: Richard McDuff