Leah Rozen, Eunice Oh, and Jason Lynch
November 03, 2008 12:00 PM


1 IT’S TWO HOLIDAY FILMS IN ONE Whether it’s October or December, the time is right for Tim Burton’s stop-motion musical masterpiece—it turns 15 this year—about bored Pumpkin King Jack Skellington, who puts his own macabre stamp on Christmas.

2 ALL HAIL TIM BURTON More than any of his other films, Burton’s inventively demented vision reigns supreme here.

3 BEST LYRIC EVER In “What’s This?”—Jack’s gleeful song about the wonders of Christmas Town—he notes: “There’s children throwing snowballs/instead of throwing heads!” Top that, “Monster Mash”!

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