Fantastic Feasts: Jack Skellington’s Nightmare Before Christmas gingerbread house -SYFY FANGRRLS

When I was asked by my editor at FANGRRLS if I wanted to do a gingerbread house to run alongside the FANGRRLS Genrebread Contest (it runs till December 28 and you should enter!), I immediately said yes for three simple reasons:

1. I freaking love gingerbread.
2. It’s a genre contest which means I get to do my all-time favorite movie: Nightmare Before Christmas.
3. Did I mention I love gingerbread? I do.

Because gingerbread houses are traditionally considered a Christmas project, I decided to do my take on Jack Skellington’s house at the end of the film when Santa makes it snow in Halloweentown and have fun imagining how he’d decorate his place for the occasion.

Of course, the first thing I needed to do was find some good reference photos.

Luckily for me, Nightmare Before Christmas has only gotten MORE popular in the 25 years since it was released and there are lots of incredible products out there dedicated to serious NBC collectors (like myself), including this amazing replica of Jack’s house (hint hint, Secret Santa!).

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Nightmare Before Christmas Krispy Wreath

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season which means it’s time again to break out my absolute favorite movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas!  To celebrate this cinematic masterpiece, I wanted to make a treat that was both delicious and appropriate to the theme of the film.

We’ve already made several Nightmare Before Christmas inspired yummies, including the Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sally’s Worm’s Wart Soup and my personal favorite, Oogie Boogie Meringue Cupcakes, and this treat continues that tradition: it’s both true to the film and delicious!  It’s a win-win!

Now, as much as I’d love to take full credit for this idea, there are several other versions online which are all equally good.  This is just the Nom’s take.

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Celebrate ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ 25th Anniversary with the Sing-Along Edition Blu-ray

Believe it or not, Tim Burton‘s twisted vision of a Halloween/Christmas mash-up, The Nightmare Before Christmas, first danced and sang its way into theaters 25 years ago this Halloween. While it will of course be airing this holiday season on Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween, you can get your hands on a brand new copy of the stop-motion animated classic even earlier with this new 25th anniversary Blu-ray.

In addition to the gorgeous presentation of director Henry Selick‘s original theatrical version of the Oscar-nominated film, this new Blu-ray version comes with a Sing-Along Edition that makes for the perfect family viewing experience. While the songs from legendary composer/lyricist Danny Elfman are super-catchy and easy to sing along with as they are, this version makes things even easier by displaying the lyrics across the screen, karaoke-style. And after you’ve watched the 76-minute classic for the hundredth time, there are a ton of Bonus Features to enjoy. There’s both the newly added Song Selection function, which lets you sing along with whatever song you want without skipping through the whole movie, plus a fantastic collection of Classic Bonus Features.

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