In this acclaimed picture book that could only come from the visionary mind of author and illustrator Tim Burton, we meet Jack Skellington - a well-intentioned inhabitant of Halloweenland. Jack is bored of """"the scaring, the terror, the fright, tired of being something that goes bump in the night."""" And so, in an effort to bring to joy to his town, Jack kidnaps Santa and takes his place as the jolly old elf. Only through a number of things going horribly wrong does Jack learn the true meaning of Christmas. Special 20th anniversary edition of Burton's classic film.--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.