The Nightmare Before Christmas Drinking Game

Jack Skellington Drinking

The Nightmare Before Christmas Drinking Game has players drinking to Tim Burton’s classic The Nightmare before Christmas.

For those looking for something a little more strange there’s always The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s always tough to say if this is a Halloween or Christmas movie. I suppose it’s both. This movie follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington as he sets out to either destroy or save Christmas. Or Halloween. Or something.


The Nightmare Before Christmas movie and a drink of choice.


Players will be drinking when any of the following events take place. Also players must finish the rest of their drink when the main villain Oogie finally meets his demise.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Drinking Game Rules

Drink every time:

  • Jack cackles.
  • Zero barks.
  • Someone says “Happy Halloween”.
  • Someone says ” Merry Christmas”.
  • When any character removes a body part.
  • When the mayor rotates his head.
  • You hear the word “Halloween” within the “This is Halloween” song.
  • Additionally drink to any Tim Burtonism

Finish your drink when:

  • Oogie meets his demise.

Hard Mode ( Only use these rules if you’re prepared for a lot of drinking):

  • Drink whenever you here either Halloween or Christmas mentioned in any capacity.

The Nighmare Before Christmas Drinking game won’t have players drinking too much unless they choose to use the Hard-Mode rules. The most recurring rule is probably the removal of body parts and certain scenes where “Happy Halloween” and “Merry Christmas” are spoken often. This game is great for those who are looking to watch a movie with a bit more personality than the traditional “finding the meaning of Christmas” style of Christmas movies.