The Nightmare Before Christmas is celebrating its 25th anniversary as the best and perhaps only Halloween/Christmas movie of all time.
"There's a shot — and I really regret replacing it — at the very end of the film when Jack comes back and then Sandy Claws flies overhead and there's snow and Christmas comes to Halloween Town. We show a lot of Halloween Towners enjoying winter sports and snow and you see the vampires playing hockey and they hit the puck right at the camera — and originally it was Tim Burton's head. and it was really funny but Denise Di Novi or one of the Hollywood producers told me, 'I don't think Tim's going to like that.' And I feel so stupid for not just asking him. But that's one of the shots that we reshot and we put in a pumpkin instead. I don't know if that shot still exists, but I'd love to replace the one in there and I'm sure Tim would love it."
Come on, think. Where could that missing head be?
Even without the missing joke, fans are celebrating the anniversary.
Just watched this gentleman (i.e. Danny Elfman) absolutely crush it at the Hollywood Bowl. The Nightmare Before Chr… https://t.co/JoN6rWNk9Y— Al Yankovic (@Al Yankovic)1540709438.0
Three cheers for the Pumpkin King ❤ Happy 25th anniversary to The #NightmareBeforeChristmas! https://t.co/WLuyPAcPeC— Oh My Disney (@Oh My Disney)1540251001.0
Dogs are getting in on the celebration.
This Is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas https://t.co/3bjL2zl2Xs— Trench (@Trench)1540504376.0
Folks are sharing bits of trivia.
Released 25 years ago, The Nightmare Before Christmas originated in a poem by Tim Burton in 1982, while working as… https://t.co/KPM89zLPmF— Matthew Luhn (@Matthew Luhn)1540480790.0
Now this debate could go on a while.
'The Nightmare Before Christmas' turns 25 today 🎃🎄 Who's your favorite character? https://t.co/HS3jHSUCrM— Fandom (@Fandom)1540823649.0
@getFANDOM @DisneyStudios Barrel has always been my favorite https://t.co/ewcMUplU4e— Waving Through a Window (@Waving Through a Window)1540825023.0
@getFANDOM @DisneyStudios https://t.co/PiG9ZKeC86— Sophie Hart (@Sophie Hart)1540824597.0
@getFANDOM @DisneyStudios Zombie withe axe in head(Behemoth)., underated character. He should be promoted more beca… https://t.co/MfOcDXyEij— Jordan S (@Jordan S)1540824193.0
@getFANDOM @DisneyStudios Eventhough he's full of bugs and such, oogie boogie is just too cool https://t.co/qgVc36gllz— Q_Muffin 🌼 (@Q_Muffin 🌼)1540825962.0
Ultimately it had to come down to Jack or Sally.
@getFANDOM @DisneyStudios Sally, forever. 😍 (Zero is a close second, though). https://t.co/pO7G5JrZn5— Neko (@Neko)1540824149.0
@getFANDOM @DisneyStudios https://t.co/f7w77CxO4Q— LAdynerds (@LAdynerds)1540824178.0
Of course, a flying Tim Burton head may have beat them all, but we'll never know.