The Nightmare Before Christmas

Trivia: At one point during the song "Jack's Lament", Jack pops up between two tombstones. The tombstone on the left is a figure from the painting "The Scream" [src], and the tombstone on the right is the horse from Picasso's "Guernica" [src].

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Trivia: In the song "This is Halloween," the two children sing "Tender Lumplings everywhere..." This is a reference to a poem from the film's songwriter/composer/Jack's singing voice, Danny Elfman's, former musical theatrical street troupe, The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo (later to evolve as Oingo Boingo.) The original poem, Tender Lumplings, was "And so my tender lumplings, let my welcome hear you now/Into our flesh-pink home of hearts we greet you with a bow/So entertain we must we may, our pleasure from within/The Oingo Boingo treasure chest of lust and mortal sin."

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Trivia: The band Blink-182 made a reference to this movie in their self-titled album. In the song "I Miss You", the lyrics go, "We can live like Jack and Sally if we want...and we'll have Halloween on Christmas"

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Trivia: Boogie and Santa have the same shadow.

Continuity mistake: When the mayor gets into his car after he hears that Jack has been killed, his hat has to bend for it to fit under the roof. But a couple of scenes later, when Oogie Boogie hears the news, you see the mayor's hat; and it is short enough for it to fit without bending.

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Dr. Finkelstein: That's twice this month you've slipped deadly nightshade into my tea and run off.
Sally: Three times.

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Question: How did Jack save Sally and Santa Claus in Oogie Boogie's lair by transporting them from the lava pit to the Iron Maiden? Wouldn't they be killed by the Iron Maiden?

Answer: Except they're a reanimated corpse and a skeleton. They are either already dead (or undead), or, given how things seem to work, the normal natural laws don't apply to Halloweentown.

Greg Dwyer

But how did Santa survive the Iron Maiden? Especially with how big he is he certainly would have been killed.

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