Thursday, July 22, 2021

Celebrate Christmas in July With These Frightfully Festive Nightmare Before Christmas Finds

It’s Christmas in July which means some of you are already counting down to the holidays. I'm a summer baby myself but one thing I look forward to every year as the air turns crisp is plenty of Jack Skellington between September and December.

So in the anticipation of all things Jack, I give to you my dear readers this frightfully festive compilation of the hottest Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise on the market.

**Disclosure I have either been sent samples of these items to review or have seen them at trade shows such as Sweet Suite At Home. I have included my Amazon affiliate links for your shopping convenience. If you purchase any items through my links there is no extra cost to you and the tiny commission helps me to run Picturing Disney.

Frightfully Festive Nightmare Before Christmas Finds:

Illustration by Jerrod Maruyama

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: 13 Days of Christmas-  🎄 (Disney Books)

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: 13 Days of Christmas is frightfully delightful! It’s illustrated by the amazing Jerrod Maruyama so it’s adorably spooky and full of Halloween Town charm! Renowned imagineers Steven Davison and Carolyn Gardner have created a play on words so "spooktacular" the kids (and young at heart adults!) will want to read this one over and over.
Recommended for ages 6+ because everyone will love this!

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: FUNKOVERSE Strategy Game (Funko Games)

Fans of the movie will enjoy this spooky game of combat. Players assume the roles of the classic Halloween (or Christmas?) characters including Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, and Dr. Finkelstein.The exclusive FunkoPop! figures are only found in this game! Each player must use their character's unique abilities to quickly outsmart, and outplay their opponents by collecting points through a variety of activities.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Funkoverse Strategy Game: is a standalone game with four exciting game scenarios. You may combine this game with others in the collection to assemble your Funko dream team! I've got this Darkwing Duck game expansion that I haven't tried out yet, partially because I think he looks so good up on the shelf in my office.  Can't help it, I'm a collector at heart.

(Ages 10+, 2-4 players, 20-60 minutes average playtime) 

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Making Christmas Card Game-(Funko Games)

(Ages 6+, 2-6 players, 20 minute average playtime) 

It's time to gather toys from Halloweentown for Jack Skellington to deliver on Christmas in this fast paced game. The catch? The presents are in pieces! You'll need to look for clever combos that will help you put the toys together. On your turn, swap two toy parts and use assembled toys to complete goal cards (adorned by your fave Nightmare Before Christmas characters). Be the player that completes the most goals to win! 

The Nightmare Before Christmas Pop Up Book and Advent Calendar- (Insight Editions)

Fans of Tim Burton’s iconic film can countdown to Christmas with this pop-up advent calendar. Inside, readers will find a perfectly ghastly pop-up tree. Hidden in compartments beneath it are twenty-five removable and displayable ornament (from skeletal reindeer to a man-eating wreath) to hang on the tree. Includes a 28-page softcover book full of fascinating facts about Halloween Town!

The Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot Deck and Guidebook-  (Insight Editions)

This enchanting tarot set offers a frightful-but-friendly take on the traditional 78-card deck. This set features all your favorite characters from Halloweentown in original illustrations based on classic tarot iconography. Featuring both major and minor arcana, the set also comes with a helpful guidebook explaining each card’s meaning, as well as simple spreads for easy readings. This hauntingly charming tarot deck is the perfect gift for the The Nightmare Before Christmas fan or tarot enthusiast in your life.

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