Since today is Halloween and right after is when the HoliDaze season starts getting under way I figured I'd spend a little bit of time on a Disney film that transitions between the two seasons. The Nightmare Before Christmas bridges the gap between Halloween and the HoliDaze better than any film I know of.
But it also brings up and interesting philosophical question: Would you rather live in Halloweentown or Christmastown?
This is a debate I have engaged in with friends since I was in high school. Yes guys and dolls, your beloved Dragyn is very odd...
While watching The Nightmare Before Christmas you notice these two completely different towns: Halloweentown, which is mostly grey, dark, gloomy and despite being somewhat cute is kind of scary. And Christmastown which is bright, cheery, neon colored and loud. Either your living in a world of constant darkness or a world that's like being trapped in "It's a Small World". Neither one is perfect but in the debate you have to choose one.
Personally I want to live in Halloweentown but have an unlimited pass to Christmastown. I love dark and creepy but I love bright and cheery every now and then.I mean anyone who knows me know I am basically a vampire anyway. And when is the last time you've heard of a HoliDaze vampire? So yes I would be singing "This is Halloween" but I'd also be "Making Christmas" whenever I got a chance.