Are You More Like Jack or Sally from "The Nightmare Before Christmas"?

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Amanda Monell

5 Min Quiz

Image: Touchstone Pictures, Skellington Productions and Walt Disney Pictures

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In contrast to the cheery backgrounds that were typical of animation at the time, Tim Burton took us down a beautiful dark and winding road filled with glorious monsters and holiday cheer in "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Even though this setting is a stark contrast to what viewers were used to at the time, it helps make the story feel more organic. 

On top of this, there were so many nuances that this film picked up that other production companies hadn't explored. Sally's background was more relatable; she didn't live in a castle with a doting parent but instead lived with a bully of a dad in the form of Dr. Finkelstein. Couple that with her secret (or not so secret) pining over Jack as well as the fact that she's always falling apart (perhaps something that shows her frailty of character) makes her more relatable than the other ladies who dominated the animated screen. 

And Jack's portrayal is equally as complex; instead of craving that special someone, he craves a more fulfilling life. This, in turn, taught kids a lesson; even though other people's lives may be picture-perfect, they may not be as happy as they project. On top of all of this, add the body-positive message (Sally's not that perfect princess and Jack being a living skeleton is quite a juxtaposition to the typical prince) gave hope that love could be had by anyone, regardless of how they look.

After watching "The Nightmare Before Christmas," you probably felt that it spoke to your heart, and you identified with either Jack or Sally. The question is, which one? Let's put your lifestyle under the microscope and see if we can find out.

Let's settle this: Is "The Nightmare Before Christmas" a Halloween or Christmas movie?

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Some of us like to jam in the shower; which of these songs from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" would we catch you performing?

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Danny Elfman, the man behind Jack Skellington's voice and soundtrack for "The Nightmare Before Christmas" has provided music for a lot of Tim Burton's films. Which one is your fave?

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Christmas Town is filled with all sorts of winter fun; if you were given an opportunity, what activity would you do?

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Residents of Halloween Town celebrate Halloween every day; do you keep your Halloween decorations up all year?

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Halloween Town has quite a few fun hangouts. Where would you want to go?

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Are you on #TeamChristmasTown or #TeamHalloweenTown?

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If you were to send a gift basket to someone you had a crush on, which of these Halloween Town goodies would you send?

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Christmas trees are found in both Christmas and Halloween Town; how big is your tree?

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Each holiday has its own candies; which holiday's treats do you find yourself binging on?

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Sometimes roommates just work. Which of the residents of Halloween Town would you like to have as a roomie?

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If there's something Jack knows how to do, it's make an entrance. With that being said, do you think you'd be a good public speaker?

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Time to roll the dice. What do you think is the scariest thing about Oogie Boogie?

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When it comes to ruling Halloween Town, Jack's life seems a little lackluster. How would you handle a boring job?

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Both Sally and Jack never really tell each other how they feel until the end of "The Nightmare Before Christmas." How good are you at playing it cool around a crush?

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AHHH! You're trapped with Sally in Dr. Finkelstein's tower and Sally's already escaped. Do you have the resourcefulness to save yourself?

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Hardcore fans stock up on "The Nightmare Before Christmas" items to represent. Which one of these do you have?

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Supper time! Let's make some soup. Which of the ingredients in Sally's kitchen would you never use in a soup?

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The Mayor of Halloween Town is a bit of a suck-up. How do you handle friends that only seem to say what you want to hear?

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Sally will often sneak out at night. When you were younger did you ever get caught after having a forbidden night out?

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Which one of Oogie Boogie's Trick or Treaters would you not want to make an enemy of?

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How old were you when you first saw "The Nighmare Before Christmas"?

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Do you think you could kidnap Santa Claus?

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When the citizens of Halloween Town take over the gift-giving for Christmas, things don't turn out as planned. What do you do when you receive a gift you didn't want?

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Sally is constantly falling apart and stitching herself back together; do you fall to pieces during sappy movies?

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Tricky question time! In your opinion, which character from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is a treat to dress up as for Halloween?

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In order to create the "perfect" Christmas, the citizens of Halloween Town work as a team. Do you think you're a team player?

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Sound the alarms! Jack's attempted to take over Christmas and failed! If you were a friend of his, how would you console him?

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Being an available king gives Jack plenty of ladies to choose from; how would you handle rejecting someone's advances?

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In order to rescue Santa, Jack had to do quite a few acrobatics in order to navigate Oogie Boogie's Lair. Would you consider yourself flexible?

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