40 Ways 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Sums Up the Horror of the Holidays

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Sure, it may only be October, but once we're done worrying about everything Halloween (scary movies included) and November 1 finally rolls around? We'll be at the start of the "holiday season," complete with all of the Hallmark Christmas movies our hearts can take. It tends to come on quick these days, and we're predicting that it's only a matter of time before we walk into a store and come face-to-face with strands of tinsel, surrounded by green and red ... everything -- assuming that hasn't already happened. Yep, somewhere out there, we know someone's already listening to "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and is getting ready to dust off decorations that have been in storage for the past year. To those people, we have one thing to say: Is it too much to just wait a second?
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We mean that in the nicest way, of course, simply because we know the holidays come with their own set of stressors. All the cooking we'll have to do. The presents we'll have to buy and then wait to be delivered. The extended family we'll have to travel to see -- or host.

Thinking about it all, there's really no better way to sum up our feelings than with scenes from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Yes, we're talking about the Halloween (err, holiday?) movie, because believe it or not, it can be pretty darn relatable at times. Picture this: Jack Skellington trying to take charge and delegate tasks, all in an attempt to make this holiday perfect -- only to realize that nothing is going according to plan, and it's actually a disaster?

Needless to say, as moms, this story really speaks to us.

It's hard to believe The Nightmare Before Christmas is celebrating its 25th anniversary. (Yeah, we're getting old.) It's even crazy to think the movie portrays real-life horrors that the holidays bring in the eeriest and most accurate of ways. So without further adieu, here are some ways The Nightmare Before Christmas sums up the horrors of the holidays.

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