(complaining about how The Nightmare Before Christmas secularized the holidays)
Witches, vampires, ghosts and other residents of Halloween Town have real-world occult associations that will rightly bother Christian families. Likewise, Christmas, Halloween and other holidays that have obvious spiritual connections in our world have no such associations in Jack's. When Jack does a string of "scientific" experiments to try to ascertain the true meaning of Christmas ("In these little bric-a-brac a secret's waiting to be cracked," he sings), it's more than a little jarring that the conclusions he makes have absolutely nothing to do with the Christ of Christmas.
The Nightmare Before Christmas asks, "Where do holidays come from?" and answers quite simply, "From the towns that bear their names." Thus, Christmas is an organic event conceived by the folks of Christmas Town, not a celebration of the Savior's birth in a Bethlehem manger. Easter comes from Easter Town and is embodied by a giant pink bunny. Thanksgiving and St. Patrick's Day alike come from their respective hamlets, in totally secularized packaging.
Lindy Keffer and Steven Issac, Plugged In Online 47 Comments
[11/11/2008 11:20:53 PM]
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Submitted By: The Lazy One