34 Nightmare Before Christmas Trivia Questions

Are you a fan of Tim Burton’s dark and whimsical world of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”? 

Test your knowledge of this beloved Halloween and Christmas-themed animated classic with our Nightmare Before Christmas trivia questions. 

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just love the film’s catchy tunes and quirky characters, these questions will put your memory to the test. 

So, grab some hot cocoa or pumpkin spice latte, and let’s dive into the spooky world of Halloween Town!

Nightmare Before Christmas Trivia Questions

  1. What is the name of the doctor who created Sally?

  2. Can you name three of the holiday doors shown in the forest besides Halloween and Christmas?

  3. What is the exact phrase Jack Skellington says upon discovering Christmas Town for the first time?

  4. What are the names of the trio of children who kidnap Santa Claus?

  5. How does Jack Skellington refer to Santa Claus upon first learning about him, before knowing his actual name?

  6. What is the specific ingredient Sally uses to poison Dr. Finkelstein’s soup, causing him to fall asleep?

  7. Can you list the titles of the two songs that Jack Skellington sings solo?

  8. What is the name of the creature that lives under the stairs in Jack Skellington’s house?

  9. During the town meeting, what is the object that Jack uses to demonstrate Christmas to the citizens of Halloween Town?

  10. What does Oogie Boogie reveal to be his main ingredient when he’s defeated at the end of the movie?

  11. What is the pattern on Jack Skellington’s bow tie?

  12. Who is the voice actor for Jack Skellington’s singing voice?

  13. What type of animal is Sally’s pet?

  14. In the movie, what is the final gift that the “real” Santa Claus gives to Halloween Town after taking back Christmas?

  15. What is the name of the vampire teddy bear that Jack’s ghost dog, Zero, has in his doghouse?

  16. How many fingers does Dr. Finkelstein have on each hand?

  17. What does Oogie Boogie use to decide whether to add a double or nothing wager during his song?

  18. Name the character who says the line, “I am the one hiding under your bed, teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red.”

  19. What does Jack use to replace his head for the snowman he builds in Christmas Town?

  20. Who directed “The Nightmare Before Christmas”?

  21. What is the name of the hill that transforms when Jack walks on it during “Jack’s Lament”?

  22. How does Sally attempt to stop Jack’s Christmas plans, foreseeing the disaster that might occur?

  23. What is the main color of Sally’s dress?

  24. Which character tries to warn Jack about the potential danger of his Christmas plans but is ultimately ignored?

  25. Can you name the character who has the ability to change his face from happy to sad and vice versa?

  26. What holiday figure does Jack impersonate to deliver presents to the “real world”?

  27. What is the name of the town’s wheelchair-bound scientist, aside from Dr. Finkelstein, mentioned as an aside?

  28. How many times does Sally unsuccessfully attempt to escape from Dr. Finkelstein’s tower before finally succeeding?

  29. What specific task does Santa Claus perform to fix the havoc Jack caused in the real world?

  30. What is the unique feature of the Halloween Town Christmas tree that Jack Skellington presents during the town meeting?

  31. Who is the leader of the Oogie Boys, also known as Boogie’s Boys?

  32. In what year was “The Nightmare Before Christmas” released?

  33. What is the name of the graveyard where Jack and Sally confess their love for each other?

  34. How does Jack Skellington enter Christmas Town for the first time?


  1. Dr. Finkelstein.

  2. Easter (Egg), Thanksgiving (Turkey), and Valentine’s Day (Heart).

  3. “What’s this? What’s this? There’s color everywhere. What’s this? There’s white things in the air.”

  4. Lock, Shock, and Barrel.

  5. “Sandy Claws.”

  6. Deadly nightshade.

  7. “Jack’s Lament” and “What’s This?”

  8. The Shadow on the Moon.

  9. A snowflake.

  10. A mass of bugs.

  11. Black bats.

  12. Danny Elfman.

  13. She does not have a pet.

  14. Snow, which falls over Halloween Town.

  15. Not explicitly named in the film; commonly referred to as “Vampire Teddy” in merchandise.

  16. Four fingers.

  17. A pair of dice.

  18. The monster under the bed, part of the song “This Is Halloween.”

  19. A pumpkin.

  20. Henry Selick.

  21. Spiral Hill.

  22. She creates a thick fog by using a potion.

  23. Patchwork of various colors, primarily consisting of shades of blue and purple.

  24. Sally.

  25. The Mayor of Halloween Town.

  26. Santa Claus.

  27. Not mentioned; Dr. Finkelstein is the only scientist prominently featured.

  28. Multiple attempts are shown, but a specific number is not detailed in the film.

  29. He delivers the correct presents to the children and removes the unwanted ones.

  30. It combusts into flames.

  31. Lock is often seen as the leader, being the first among the trio introduced and often taking the lead in their activities.

  32. 1993

  33. Not specifically named in the movie, but it’s often referred to as “Jack and Sally’s Hill” in fan communities, located near Spiral Hill.

  34. He walks through a magical door shaped like a Christmas tree.
Nightmare Before Christmas Trivia Questions

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