Welcome to Halloweentown: 43 Iconic “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Quotes

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With his critically acclaimed “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Tim Burton has managed to create a gloomy, funny, and educational masterpiece. In this thrilling adventure, an unlikely role model attempts to bring Christmas to his town but fails spectacularly.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” pokes fun at the two most popular holidays, all while showing the audience that’s it’s never too late to change and better yourself. If you’ve watched and fallen in love with the movie like me, here are the best 43 Nightmare Before Christmas to celebrate everyone’s favorite spooktacular characters.

43 Best Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes

Charming Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes

#1. “For it is plain, as anyone can see. We’re simply meant to be.” — Jack and Sally

#2. “I’m gonna do the best I can!” — Oogie Boogie

#3. “My dearest friend, if you don’t mind, I’d like to join you by your side, where we can gaze into the stars.” — Jack Skellington

#4. “Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” — Jack Skellington

#5. “If they only understood, he’d give it all up, if he only could.” — Jack Skellington

#6. “’Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems, in a place that perhaps you’ve seen in your dreams. For the story that you are about to be told took place in the holiday worlds of old. Now, you’ve probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven’t, I’d say it’s time you began.” — Santa Claus

#7. “Jack said we should work together. Three of a kind. Birds of a feather. Now and forever!” — Lock, Shock, and Barrel

#8. “I really tasted something swell, that’s right. And, for a moment, why, I even touched the sky and at least I left some stories they can tell.” — Jack Skellington

#9. “What a joy to think of all we’ll have in common. We’ll have conversations worth having.” — Sally

#10. “No animal nor man can scream like I can, with the fury of my recitations!” — Jack Skellington

Gloomy Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes

#11. “Oh, there’s an empty place in my bones, that calls out for something unknown.” — Jack Skellington

#12. “I sense there’s something in the wind, that feels like tragedy’s at hand. And though I’d like to stand by him, can’t shake this feeling that we have. The worst is just around the bend,  and does he notice my feelings for him? And will he see how much he means to me? I think it’s not to be.” — Sally

#13. “Why does nothing ever turn out like it should?” — Jack Skellington

#14. “Oh, somewhere deep inside of these bones, an emptiness began to grow.” — Jack Skellington

#15. “My skull’s so full, it’s tearing me apart.” — Jack Skellington

#16. “Naughty children never get any presents!” —Santa Claus

Spooky Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes

#17. “I’m a master of fright, and a demon of light, and I’ll scare you right out of your pants.” — Jack Skellington

#18. “I am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright.” — Oogie Boogie

#19. “There are children throwing snowballs, instead of throwing heads, they’re busy building toys and absolutely no one’s dead.” — Jack Skellington

#20. “And on a dark cold night, under full moonlight, he flies into the fog like a vulture in the sky!” — Jack Skellington

#21. “The monsters are all missing and the nightmares can’t be found and in their place. There seems to be a good feeling all around.” — Jack Skellington

#22. “Won’t they be impressed, I am a genius. See how I transform this old rat into a most delightful hat.” — Harlequin Demon

#23. “Say it once, say it twice, take a chance, and roll the dice. Ride with the moon in the dead of night.” — Witches

Funny Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes

#24. “Since I am dead, I can take off my head to recite Shakespearean quotations.” — Jack Skellington

#25. “Life’s no fun without a good scare.” — Child Trio

#26. “I might just spit a seam now if I don’t die laughing first!” — Oogie Boogie

#27. “Nothing’s more suspicious than frog’s breath!” — Dr. Finkelstein

#28. “That’s twice this month you’ve slipped deadly nightshade into my tea and runoff.” — Dr. Finkelstein

#29. “I am the ‘who’ when you call ‘Who’s there?” — Ghoul

#30. “You’ve poisoned me for the last time, you wretched girl!” — Dr. Finklestein

#31. “The sound of rolling dice to me is music in the air, ’cause I’m a gambling Boogie Man, although I don’t play fair!” — Oogie Boogie

#32. “Jack! But they said you were dead. You must be double dead!” — Oogie Boogie

#33. “Curiosity killed the cat, you know.” — Dr. Finklestein

#34. “Nice work, Bone Daddy!” — Sax Player

#35. “She’s the only one who makes any sense around this insane asylum!”  — Santa Claus

#36. “Jack, please, I’m only an elected official here. I can’t make decisions by myself!” — The Mayor

Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes About the Holidays

#37. “There are only 365 days left until next Halloween!” — The Mayor

#38. “This is Halloween, everybody make a scene.” — Ghosts

#39. “You know, I think this Christmas thing is not as tricky as it seems! But why should they have all the fun? It should belong to anyone! Not anyone, in fact, but me! Why, I could make a Christmas tree! And there’s not a reason I can find, I couldn’t have a Christmastime! I bet I could improve it, too! And that’s exactly what I’ll do!” — Jack Skellington

#40. “Come with us and you will see, this, our town of Halloween.” — Shadows

#41. “This is Halloween, this is Halloween. Pumpkins scream in the dead of night.” — Pumpkins

#42. “And I just can’t wait until next Halloween ‘cause I’ve got some new ideas that will really make them scream. And by God, I’m really gonna give it all my might!” — Jack Skellington

#43. “Christmas time is buzzing in my skull.” — Jack Skellington


Tim Burton’s stop-motion movie is truly one-of-a-kind wonder for all generations. That being said, these are the best The Nightmare Before Christmas quotes I could scare up for you. I hope they bring you a lot of joy and brighten up your day just a bit.

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Naomi Kizhner

Naomi Kizhner

On NaomiKizhner.com, I want to share tips, tricks, and quotes that will hopefully inspire someone who might be struggling. Also, I wish to help others find their true passion in life and cut out any negativity.
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