THE GREATEST OF ALL CHRISTMAS TUNES #9: What’s This? by Danny Elfman (1993)


The soundtrack to The Nightmare Before Christmas isn’t all about the Ho-Ho-Holiday—there’s Halloween there, too, and several instrumental passages that aren’t festive at all.  But this song (as well as “Kidnap the Sandy Claws”) is one of my all-time favorites.  It’s mixes the childlike wonder of Christmas with the fear and conflict of Tim Burton’s brilliant film.
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Further listening: Kidnap the Sandy Claws, from the same album, and Korn’s cover version of it.  Or try Stephen Colbert’s “Another Christmas Song” for another show-biz Xmas song.

Cover version: Fall Out Boy!

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