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Mystery Solved: 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is a Halloween Movie

Whether you realize it or not, a fierce debate has been raging for the past 20 years: Is "The Nightmare Before Christmas" a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? Before the issue could rip the nation apart, director Henry Selick has stepped in to settle matters once and for all.

BirthMoviesDeath reports Selick was posed the question by a little girl during a special screening of the stop-motion animated classic at the Telluride Horror Show.

"Oh, boy," the filmmaker began, before stating, "It's a Halloween movie."

However, Selick acknowledged audiences prefer the Christmas Town elements to Halloween Town, saying, "They love Santa and say he's all-powerful." But in the end, it's a film about Halloween.

And that settles that! Right?

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