[Since Halloween is this week, Adam, Perri, and I decided to write a bit about the films we watch annually to celebrate the holiday. Click here for Adam's pick.]
My memory is a bit hazy, but I’m pretty sure The Nightmare Before Christmas was the first stop-motion animated film I ever saw. I was used to 2D animation and had never seen the work of Ray Harryhausen and his ilk. Then my parents took me to see the film, and Jack Skellington’s sentiments regarding Christmas Town could have easily applied to my feelings about Henry Selick‘s masterpiece. The movie that may not be scary, but it embodies the best aspects of a child’s holiday traditions.