A Nightmare Before Christmas Trivia

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The Nightmare Before Christmas was one of the scariest movies of my childhood. I had many horrible dreams about the various oddball characters that appeared throughout the film.

I only appreciated the film's brilliance as an adult. Instead of relying on traditional Christmas tropes, the movie used a wide array of spooky characters and themes.

Here are 10 nightmare before christmas trivia questions and answers that only the spookiest, holiday fanatics will be able to answer.

1. What is the name of the male protagonist in the Nightmare Before Christmas?

2. What is the name of the town the main story takes place in?

3. Who is Jack's rival in the movie?

4. What does Jack mistakenly call Santa Claus?

5. What is the name of the local mad scientist?

6. What is Jack's title?

7. What are the names of the three henchmen of the main antagonist?

8. True or False: The name of Jack's dog is Nero.

9. True or False: Sally is not a Zombie, she is a rag doll.

10. Who directed The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Now that you have passed my Nightmare before Christmas quiz, enjoy some little known facts about the film.

Sally is a toxicologist

Jack's love interest is a skilled toxicologist. This is evident throughout the movie as she often creates potions that knock her abusive father figure out cold.

A sequel was planned in 2001

Disney had planned on making a CGI sequel in 2001, but were convinced to disband the effort by Tim Burton. Sequels seldom ever work out well when such a large amount of time elapses, so its probably best this way.

Sally's father is credited only as "Evil Scientist"

In the credits, Sally's father figure/captor is only addressed as the Evil Scientist, never by name. It's a fitting title given how much of a jerk he was.

Disney wanted to make Jack more appealing, but Tim Burton refused

Disney wanted to give Jack more friendly, welcoming eyes instead the black soul-free holes he has. But, Tim Burton refused and Disney eventually backed down.

The Mayor's design was an insult to real life politicians

The Mayor of Halloween Town was a weird, portly man with a rotating head that had two faces. This is a dig at real life politicians who are often two-faced...or three-faced during election seasons.

Jack's doorbell is similar to another contraption found in a similarly spooky series

Jack's doorbell is similar to the one found at the Addams Family residence in the original TV series.

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Posted by: Matt Irving on 12/05/2022