In 1993, Tim Burton brought his flip-flopped holiday idea to life in The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, catches a glimpse of Christmas Town and tries to insert himself into the snowy landscape to horrible effect. What isn't horrible is this magical stop-motion animation film, full of catchy, clever music, a touching story and endearing (though gruesome) characters. Since its premiere, The Nightmare Before Christmas has become a Disney classic, as well as a film that is aired during both the Halloween and Christmas season. Watch this frothy, goth-y masterpiece tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on Disney XD.
Tonight's full line-up of holiday fun and new episodes is listed below.
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7:00 p.m. ET
How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Cartoon Network
7:30 p.m. ET
The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol on Cartoon Network
8:00 p.m. ET
Dragons: Riders of Berk on Cartoon Network
"When Lightning Strikes" NEW
9:00 p.m. ET
The Polar Express on ABC Family