Published: 15th Nov 2011

It’s a little known fact that Tim Burton, director of, among other films, The Nightmare Before Christmas, was inspired to write the script for this film after he observed a shop’s Halloween decorations being taken down and immediately replaced by Christmas baubles. Having learned this piece of trivia I feel inspired to pen my own ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’. Are you sitting comfortably? Good. Then I’ll begin… Once upon a time, in a land not very far away, the grown folk of the land wondered what on earth was wrong with their young folk. ‘They’re out of control!’ cried some. ‘They’re anti-social!’ cried others. And so, after much gnashing of teeth and hand wringing by the grown folk, public announcements were made on the cause of the malaise and a number of suggestions made as to what should be done. And for some grown folk, this was all fine and dandy. … (To read the full article, subscribe below)