I honestly have no idea what he was thinking, or for that matter what Burton was thinking to put that in. And if the citizens of Christmas Town know they have a Santa Claus, why would they even bother to light fires on the night of Christmas Eve? Presumably the person who moved the couch was so alarmed by all the scary-bogus-Santa news reports that they just weren't thinking.
As for having a fire going before the news broke, possibly they'd intended to put the fire out before they went to bed. Santa's not bothered by fire anyway, clearly, since then no one would be able to have a nice fire on Christmas Eve. The Mayor goes to Jack's house to discuss next Halloween's plans, only to fall down the steps and then be told by the men standing next to the gate that "he hasn't been home all night".
Why did they let the mayor through the gate if they knew nobody was home? They're just a musical band, not guards. It's not their duty to decide whether or not people can come in. Besides, the Mayor was in such a good mood, and they were probably afraid to be the ones to spoil it for him. Also, it seems that Jack had never gone missing like this before, so the Mayor may not have even believed them if they tried to tell him that Jack wasn't home.
How did no one in Christmas Town notice the 6-foot fucking skeleton running around? From what I could understand, they were all too busy getting ready for Christmas to notice a stealthy skeleton sneaking around and singing He was almost noticed during that musical number, though It also helps that, considering that it's Christmas Town, everyone is probably full of joy and acceptance unless you kidnap them.
Now his stealthiness may work in Halloween Town , where he can blend in with the scenery, but in Christmas Town, he's this big black spindly thing crawling around in a colorful area. Kinda hard to miss. He spent a lot of time as a mobile snowman? He would blend into the scenery of Christmas Town as well, given he's as white as the snow, and is skinny enough to easily hide behind a Christmas tree if needed. The entire dance number was based on him hiding from everyone. Some people seem to consider her an animated rag doll.
I beg your pardon? First of all, what has an animated rag doll to do with Halloween? It's more christmasish than anything else. Created by a mad scientist? This mad scientist uses electricity to reanimate corpses? She leaves her arm behind and later falls from a tower without pain, and even sews herself back together and puts what is quite obviosly stuffing back into its place after the latter incident though the stuffing seemed to be more dry leaves than rags but still.
Ever heard of the Creepy Doll? There's an easily missed line that confirms it. Oogie Boogie taunts her with, "What did you say about luck, ragdoll? Actually several residents are toy-like, including the Mayor, the Clown and the matryoshka doll monster. In any case, she could be both, the idea that the Frankenstein Monster comes from a series of dead parts stitched together is from the Boris Karloff film, the original book Frankenstein never explain how exactly the monster was created but is implied that he was some sort of homunculi harvested in human tissue.
We know that Finkelstein animates inorganic materials like the reindeers so she might be both a Creepy Doll and a Frankenstein-like creature at the same time. The line in "What's This? Why, that looks so unique! In addition, how did he know what snowballs and mistletoe are? In Disney worlds, characters just know everything that we would, to make up perfectly fitting songs for any occasion, even if they have no clue what they're singing about. Mistletoe is very poisonous, that's probably why he knew what it was.
I think he knew what kissing was, he was just unfamiliar with the tradition of doing it under a hanging plant. Popping in to point out he must know what it is Jack and Sally kiss at the end, remember? And Dr Finkelstein tries to kiss his clone. The Halloween people know about kissing, it's just the tradition of kissing under mistletoe that's "unique". Canada, despite being Canada , must experience Halloween. Therefore, Jack knows what snow is.
There are mentions of monsters under beds children's beds, I assume , so balls must be known to Halloween Town. He just fit the two words together when he saw the snowballs. Perhaps he subconsciously remembers this stuff from back when he was alive, and not undead, even if he won't allow himself to access all of his memories, certain stuff still stands out to him.
Though if that was the case, then the citizens of Halloween Town shouldn't have reacted the way they did when Santa made it snow. They said stuff like, What's this, why it's completely new! Must be a Christmas thing! So unless Jack's the only one who ever leaves Halloween Town , then that still doesn't make sense and before someone says that Jack is the only one to leave Halloween Town , then who did the vampires drink the blood of in order to get the award?
I know it's just a small part of the movie, but it's a part of it. Jack could have heard the elves talk about the snow, and since he didn't, presumably, bring any snow back with him, it's possible that either Jack didn't tell the citizens about snow, or he did and they forgot about it. The Halloween Town citizens didn't know what snow was because it's not part of the iconography of Halloween.
Before the events of the movie, they all had a laser-like focus on the Platonic elements of Halloween—being scary, typical late-autumn imagery, etc. If they encountered snow on Earth the night of October 31, it might not even register with them because it's not part of what they're meant to understand. Not all residents seem confuse with what snow is, only some like the Mayor and the Wolf Man.
The vampires start playing hockey right after it starts and the fact that they have hockey sticks says something so it probably depends on the monsters and their respective lore.
The vampire is a monster from Eastern European countries where snow is more common. In the ending track of the official soundtrack, Santa narrates about a visit he paid to Halloween Town several years after the events of the movie. This, in itself, is fine and dandy. But the thing that bugs me is that it is explicitly stated that Jack and Sally have kids. If Jack is supposed to merely be a poorly-proportioned human skeleton, then he should not be in possession of a baculum penis bone , and I would sincerely hope, for the sake of my childhood, that Sally isn't that kind of doll.
So, I ask you, how, exactly, do a skeleton and a rag doll, neither in possession of genitalia, procreate? Did the zombie stork deliver them? Were they found under pumpkin leaves? Were they assembled from the corpses of normal dead children?
Jack popped a boner. He made Sally, the reindeer, and his genderswapped clone, so why not? But wouldn't that make Dr. Finkelstein the parent, rather then Jack and Sally? Adoption is a thing. Although I guess in this case it'd be more like surrogancy Considering Sally and Dr.
Finkelstein's rather turbulent relationship, it's questionable rather or not Sally would have the doctor being the creator of her kids.
Maybe Sally learned how to animate corpses while she was living with Dr Finkelstein. Of course, that particular song is non-canon, as it wasn't used so maybe Danny Elfman just went a bit too far, and Tim Burton had it cut because he started to think about it too?
Maybe Jack is a child of Death and a Toon? At the fansite someone suggested that Jack has strap-on balls. I've already bought the Brain Bleach. According to the DVD Commentary , Tim Burton said that Jack not eating is worrying so in Jack's case and Sally's case too - she also apparently eats if they need to eat like living people, reproduction isn't all that out there.
Of course, their form of reproduction might be different then ours, like they could hold hands while feeling love to reproduce. Though that puts a different spin on the ending.
This has been conveniently ignored in all the other NBC media anyways. That's mainly because we never seen the kids. But it's important enough to be released on the first and the latest soundtrack.
I like to think that he was the Halloween Town equivalent of a community music class instructor or glee club director that is, both teacher and instrument.
Learning Christmas carols in minor keys for the holiday, perhaps. But why mention them in the first place? That's the problem I have with that theory. If they wanted to show Jack has learned his lesson, they could have easily have him discussing plans with the citizens or even a romantic moment with Sally, why those skeleton children? Skeleton fits the meter and shows that they're from Halloween Town.
They probably are supposed to be his kids, though. However, if they weren't suppose to be his kids, the writers were just asking for confusion putting "skeleton children" in there "monster children" would fit the meter and be less confusing. Somebody needs to ask Tim Burton or Henry Selick about this.
In Xanth , skeletons reproduce by taking one of each of their own bones together with a pile of other bones or something to that extent, it's been awhile since I read Perhaps something along these lines? While Jack and Sally would probably love being parents, I don't think they'd like to be parents to little kids presumably, the kids in the poem are little forever. I remember seeing a webcomic where the author had Dr.