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10 must-have ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ items for your collection

From ugly sweaters to Vans, here are 10 ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ items that are a necessity for your Halloween season.

October 15, 2019
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Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is a timeless classic celebrating our beloved spooky season. As Halloween quickly approaches, there’s no better time to add to your creepy collection of decor.

Whether you’re looking to stock up on more Vans or make a quick trip to your local Starbucks, here are 10 must-have items that even Jack Skellington would be proud of.

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1. Vans


Dropping just in time for Halloween, Vans is teaming up with Disney for an incredible collection inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas. There are four shoe styles—SK8-Hi, Authentic, Old-Skool and Slip On. Each of them are transformed to include characters such as Sally, Jack Skellington, the Zombie Band and more. Check them out here.

2. Build-A-Bear


At the beginning of September, Build-A-Bear announced the launch of Jack Skellington and Sally bears that will have you losing your head. Both can be ordered online with the bundles including outfits, the bears and song clips.

3. Cereal


Start your day off the spooky way with this sinister cereal created by Funko Pop! Full of both tricks and treats, this Oogie Boogie edition comes in a gruesome green color for a mere $10.99. If the Oogie cereal isn’t to your liking, you can also try the Ursula, Hades and Maleficent versions. There’s also a recently revealed Zero version that glows in the dark.

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4. Kitchenware


As if Target couldn’t get any better, the retailer recently unveiled its new line of kitchenware inspired by the Tim Burton film. From bowls, mugs, dish towels and more, this line has everything you need to scare up the perfect kitchen. Those items are available online now here.

5. Master Of Fright eyeshadow palette

We can always count on Hot Topic to give us exactly what we need when we need it. Create perfectly sinister looks this Halloween with the Master Of Fright eyeshadow palette. To take things one step further, snag the Sally-inspired makeup brushes to complete the collection.

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6. Jack Skellington Frappuccino


While it’s not part of the official Starbucks menu, this Jack Skellington Frappuccino is the perfect fall drink for your Halloween season. And how exactly do you order the “secret menu” haunted treat? Well, ask for a pumpkin spice Frappuccino, then add in a shot of chai syrup for a little fall spice. Make it worth your time by adding in a shot of espresso for a better caffeine fix. If you add whipped cream, it’ll look like the snowy embankments of Christmas Town.

7. Sock Advent calendar
the nightmare before christmas sock advent calendar

[Photo via Amazon]

Available on Amazon, the “12 Days Of Socks” Advent calendar is the treat that keeps on giving. Celebrate both Christmas and Halloween with this special box featuring 12 pairs of socks with our favorite The Nightmare Before Christmas characters.

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8. Lock, Shock and Barrel backpacks

[Photo via Loungefly]

Need something to carry around all that Halloween candy you’ve secured? These Lock, Shock and Barrel mini backpacks from Loungefly are perfect for every The Nightmare Before Christmas fan. The best part? You can even purchase a matching wallet. 

9. Rose bouquet in a coffin

[Photo via Roseshire]

What better way to deliver a bouquet of flowers than in a coffin? This coffin-shaped ensemble holds 20 roses and an exotic thistle for the ultimate Nightmare experience. How could you say no to something like this? The incredible bouquet is available via Roseshire.

10. Ugly Halloween sweater

[Photo via Merchoid]

If you’re one to flaunt your ugly Christmas sweaters, then this The Nightmare Before Christmas ugly Halloween sweater is just what you need. The “What’s This?” knitted sweater is perfect enough to wear through both the spooky and Christmas seasons. Buy yours from Merchoid and wear it year round.

Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.