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What’s This? What’s This?: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Turns 25

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“Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange?” As unbelievable as it seems, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the original release of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack, Sally, and the gang have held a special place in our hearts for a quarter of a century, and this is the time to snag collector’s items, toys, and character clothing. Follow us through the Jack-o’-Lantern door into Halloween Town.

Target Exclusive The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Sing-Along Edition Blu-Ray + Digital

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The main event: Get yourself in the seasonal mood with this exclusive Anniversary Sing-Along Edition of the movie. It includes a regular and sing-along version, limited edition 40-page gallery book, and bonus content. Target//$12.99

The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton

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No collection would be complete without this copy of the original poem by Tim Burton, illustrated with his whimsically strange drawings. Get the hardcover on Amazon//$18.24 and softcover on Target//$13.49

Cuckoo Wall Clock

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The time is right to get this incredibly detailed collector’s wall clock featuring the citizens of Halloween Town meeting at Town Hall. This 21″ clock features light-up windows, plays “This is Halloween,” and has Zero popping in and out on the hour. The Bradford Exchange or Amazon//$199.95

Jack Skellington Blazer

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Look as dapper as Mr. Skellington in this tailored men’s blazer by Her Universe. Charming details include a bat bow-tie applique over the breast pocket, fabric-covered buttons, and an amazing TNBC-print lining. Available in men’s sizes S – 2X. Shop Disney//$69.95

Funko TNBC 25th Anniversary Collection

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Funko excels at making everything cute as hell, and TNBC is no exception. Funko is releasing tons of figures across their lines, including Pop! Vinyl Figures, Mystery Minis, SuperCute Plushes, and more. Get your favorite characters at Entertainment Earth, Hot Topic, Shop Disney, and Amazon//$5.90+

Jack Skellington Couture de Force Figurine

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Jack’s all decked out in his elegant goth finery in this collector’s figure. Details include exquisitely sculpted lace ruffles, real feathers on his hatband, faux amethyst stone cravat and hat pins, and a metallic silver tuxedo stripe down his trousers. Shop Disney//$74.95

Jack Skellington Earrings with Swarovski Crystal

Show off your fandom and support a small business with these adorable Jack Skellington head earrings. These metal and enamel earrings are accented with a genuine clear Swarovski crystal. Guaranteed to give you a skeleton grin. Follow @geekstarcostuming. GeekStar Costuming//$16

The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Monopoly

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Put on the movie soundtrack, get some snacks, and settle in for the spookiest game of Monopoly you’ll ever play. The scariest part is seeing how pissed off your friends get when they have to pass “Go” without collecting $200. Follow @thinkgeek. Think Geek//$39.99

Sally Vinyl Figurine

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This 8.5″ vinyl collector’s figure captures Sally’s adventurous spirit perfectly. We especially love her windswept hair. Hot Topic//$49.90

Nightmare Before Christmas Mixed Media Drawing Prints

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These spectacular prints of Whitney Carpenter’s artworks are sure to spruce up any corner of your haunted house. Get Oogie Boogie, Jack, Sally, or a set of all three. WhitsArtWorld//$15 – $42

Bat Knit Sweater

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Fend off the autumn chill with this stylish wide-neck scoop sweater featuring an intarsia silhouette design of bats and the iconic spiral hill. Comes in sizes M-6X. Torrid//$54.90

Lock, Shock, and Barrel Pin Set

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It’s no secret we love enamel pins, and we’re wild about this set starring everyone’s favorite Trick-or-Treaters. This set was created especially for Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Limit of 10 sets per customer. Shop Disney//$19.99

Jack and Sally Handmade Greeting Card

Give this all-occasion card to that special someone, and let them know you think, “We’re simply meant to be.” It’s blank inside and comes with an envelope. Sword and Whetstone//$12

Oogie Boogie Resin Bust

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Chances are you’ll go buggy over this 6″ resin bust, sculpted by Joe Menna. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity from Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles. Online exclusive. Hot Topic//$64.90

Baby Onesies and Toddler Shirts

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This Etsy shop has more sweetly spoopy TNBC baby designs than you can shake a bone at. Practical all-cotton onesies with snap crotches make diaper changing easy. Toddler sized T-shirts are also available. Follow @craftshackltdCraftShack, Ltd.//$12.50+

BoxLunch Exclusive Scary Duck Plush Pet Toy

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Scare the bejeezus out of Fido, or add this quirky quacker to your own creepy plushie collection. This toy is a BoxLunch exclusive. BoxLunch//$14.90

Jack Head Tea Pot by Vandor

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This is exactly how we look before having our morning tea. Trade in your Oogie for some oolong with this porcelain china teapot by Vandor. Wayfair//$52.99

25th Anniversary Chess Set

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What’s cooler than a chess set? A chess set featuring team Jack vs. team Oogie Boogie. This special 25th Anniversary Edition comes with 32 character pieces, a spooky eyes board, and instructions. BoxLunch//$79.90

”Jack – Nightmare Before Christmas” Limited Edition Giclée by Noah

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Talk about a haunting portrait! “Jack,” by the artist Noah, shows the King of Halloween in beautiful depth and eerie lighting in this print made especially for the Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Available in three options. Limit of two per customer. Shop Disney//$295-$650. A deluxe framed print of the design is also available. Limit of 10 per customer. Shop Disney//$160

TeeTurtle T-shirts

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Lovers of the creepy cute will enjoy these and other TNBC prints from the geniuses at TeeTurtle. They come in men’s, junior’s, and women’s sizes up to 2X. Follow @teeturtle. TeeTurtle//$25 – $27

Lock, Shock, and Barrel Fashion Bag

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The best trick-or-treat bag ever. This faux leather bag features applique designs with embossed details, logo plate, and art screen print lining. Shop Disney//$49.95

Jack & Sally Pint Glass Set

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Drink to their silver anniversary with this online exclusive glassware set. There are four different fun prints featuring Jack and Sally. Hot Topic//$32.90

Feature images via (L to R) Hot Topic, @originalfunko, and Shop Disney

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About The Author

Rachel Runyan is a darkly inclined alternative beauty enthusiast from the Pacific Northwest. She has degrees in Journalism and English. When not writing about makeup, she enjoys using makeup, looking at makeup, buying makeup, and talking to people on the internet about makeup.

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