The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas quotes

46 total quotes (ID: 421)

Dr. Finkelstein
Jack Skellington
Oogie Boogie

Kid: Santa?
Jack: Merry Christmas! And what is your name?
Kid: I... um...
Jack: That's all right. I have a present for you anyway. There you go, sonny!
[Jack slips out up the chimney, cackling as he goes]
Mother: And what did Santa bring you, Honey?
[The kid shows his parents his present—a shrunken head.]
Mother, Father Aaaaaahhhhhh!

[Singing] What's this? / What's this? / There's color everywhere / What's this? / There's white things in the air / What's this? / I can't believe my eyes, I must be dreaming / Wake up, Jack! This isn't fair! / What's this?

[Singing] Well, well, well. What have we here? / Sandy Claws, huh? Ooooh, I'm really scared (!) / So YOU'RE the one everybody's talkin' about, HA HA HA HA! / You're jokin'! You're jokin'! I can't believe my eyes! / You're jokin' me! You gotta be! This CAN'T be the right guy! / He's ancient. He's UGLY. I don't know which is worse! / I might just split a seam, now, if I don't die laughin' first! / Mister Oogie Boogie says there's trouble close at hand. / You'd better pay attention, now, 'cause I'm the Boogie Man, / And if you aren't SHAKIN', there's somethin' very wrong, / 'Cause this may be the last time you hear the Boogie Song!/ You're crazy! You're joking! I can't believe my ears!/ Will SOMEONE shut this fellow up? I'm drownin' in my tears.

Santa: Haven't you heard of peace on Earth, and goodwill toward men?
Lock, Shock, Barrel: NO!

Mayor: [cheerfully] How horrible our Christmas will be!
Jack: No, how JOLLY!
Mayor: Ohhh... [depressed] How jolly our Christmas will be...

Eureka! This year Christmas will be ours!

[Singing] There's children throwing snowballs / instead of throwing heads / they're busy building toys / and absolutely no one's dead!

Shock: [pushing Santa down the pipe] I think he might be too big!
Lock: No he's not. If he can fit down a chimney, he can fit down here.

[singing] And will we ever / End up together? / No, I think not / It's never to become / For I am not the one.

And they call him "Sandy Claws".

[Singing] Of course I've been too close to see, the answer's right in front of me!

[Singing] You know, I think this Christmas thing / Is not as tricky as it seems, / And why should they have all the fun? / It should belong to anyone! / Not anyone, in fact, but me! / Why, I could make a Christmas tree, / And there's no reason I can find / I couldn't handle Christmas time! / I bet I could improve it, too, / And that's exactly what I'll do!

[Singing] I sense there's something in the wind/ that feels like tragedy at hand./ And though I'd like to stand by him/ can't shake this feeling that I have.

You a gamblin' man, Sandy?

Jack, please, I'm only an elected official here, I can't make decisions by myself!