The tale of Pumpkin King Jack Skellington attempting to take over Christmas on his road to self-discovery has long sparked the debate as to whether the 1993 Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween or Christmas film.
26 years later, the decision has been made thanks to the film's composer Danny Elfman, who is Skellington's singing voice in the film and worked with Tim Burton on a number of other classics including BeetleJuice, Edward Scissorhands and more.
“It’s obviously about Christmas, but for me, it’s a Halloween movie,” Elfman told USA Today. “Growing up, Halloween was my favorite night of the year and Christmas was a troublesome time. Into my adult years, it was a time where a bit of a dark cloud would follow me around–probably carrying over from my childhood until I had my own kids–and then I developed a new, brighter view of Christmas.”