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The Nightmare Before Christmas is definitely not a Christmas movie

After 20 years of debate over what season Disney's The Nightmare Before Christmas belongs to, the director has finally given a definitive answer.

Speaking at the Telluride Horror Show - one of the oldest annual horror film festivals in Colorado - Henry Selick confirmed the film is indeed a Halloween movie, according to Birth Movies Death.

The question, posed by a young girl in attendance for the Q&A, has been the center of debate for decades. With an emphasis placed on both seasons, it's become one of the go-to films for Halloween parties and Christmas get-togethers.

Director Selick acknowledged that a large part of the film deals with Christmas, and audiences tend to react more positively to the Christmas segments of the film. Despite this, as described by Birth Movies Death, Selick insisted that The Nightmare Before Christmas was a, "movie about Halloween, and the people of Halloween, and how they react to something like Christmas."

Of course, this won't stop people from watching the film during both Halloween and Christmas, but it looks like those debates can finally be squashed.

This is a Halloween movie through and through.

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