The Nightmare Before Christmas is a classic stop-motion animation from 1993 that follows Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, as he discovers Christmas Town and does his best to offer his own take on the holiday.
It's a brilliantly spooky, macabre take on the classic Christmas movies, just as you'd expect from producer Tim Burton, and is a great escape from syrupy sweet festive fare. There are plenty of ways to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas online this year, so here's where to find the film.
Stream the Nightmare Before Christmas
- Stream on Disney+
- Buy or rent from Amazon
- Buy or rent from iTunes
- Buy or rent from YouTube
At the time of writing, the film is available to stream on Disney+.
If you're not a subscriber, you can pay to rent it from YouTube for £3.49 / $3.99 or just £2.49 / $2.99 in SD. It's also possible to 'buy' it, which means you're not limited to a 48-hour window to watch as when you rent. That's considerably more expensive at £13.99 in HD or £9.99 in SD. In the US, it's discounted to $9.99 from $17.99.
Amazon is a better place to buy where it's £4.99 / $9.99 in HD.
iOS users have a similar option via iTunes, to buy for £4.99/$9.99 and rent for £2.99/$2.99.
It's not available on Netflix currently.
Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray
If you prefer to purchase something physical you can buy The Nightmare Before Christmas on DVD or Blu-ray. It’s available from Amazon for less than a tenner on either DVD, Blu-ray and only slightly more on 3D Blu-ray.
Rent the DVD or Blu-ray
This festive favourite is also available via DVD rental subscription service Cinema Paradiso in the UK. A free trial is available - sign up here.
Buy a digital version
If you’d like a digital copy of The Nightmare Before Christmas you can watch again and again, you've got a few options, but you'll be paying a slight premium for the digital edition.
If you’re an Android user, The Nightmare Before Christmas is available to buy from Google Play Movies & TV for £9.99/$14.99, and it can be viewed on your phone, tablet, laptop, PC or smart TV.
Plus, see our picks of the best Christmas TV.