Is ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ A Christmas Movie Or A Halloween Movie? People have some very strong opinions on whether ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie. The story of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is that the Halloween Town characters are obsessed with Christmas, so many argue that this means it’s a Christmas movie. Others say that the soundtrack, the mood and message of the story, and the characters all point to it being a Halloween movie. The film’s composer, Danny Elfman, and director, Henry Selick, stated that it is a Halloween movie. What do you think? #TeamHalloween or #TeamChristmas?