Ready to sing “This Is Halloween” 31 times straight? Tim Burton’s 1993 movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a Halloween favorite, and luckily, there are plenty of opportunities to watch on TV or stream online in October 2020.

Streaming “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is easier than kidnapping Santa Claus. Disney+ has the 1-hour and 18-minute film ready to stream right now. Deleted scenes and a sing-along mode are also available on Disney+. The Mouse House’s streaming service has plenty of Halloween classics to marathon with “Nightmare Before Christmas,” including “Halloweentown,” “Hocus Pocus” and “Frankenweenie.”

The stop-motion animation movie is not on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime in October 2020.

Those who don’t want to pay for a Disney+ subscription can watch the musical film on cable TV. Freeform’s 31 Night of Halloween will air the story of Pumpkin King Jack Skellington several times, starting Friday night. Check out all of Freeform’s scheduled airings below:

  • Friday, Oct. 2 at 7:15 p.m. EDT
  • Sunday, Oct. 11 at 1:50 p.m. EDT
  • Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10:55 a.m. EDT
  • Monday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. EDT

Outside of streaming on Disney+ and watching on TV on Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is also heading back to some theaters during spooky season. Many traditional theaters and drive-ins will play the movie the weekend of Oct. 16.

Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” follows Pumpkin King Jack Skellington, leader of Halloweentown. He’s getting bored scaring humans every day, and once he discovers Christmastown, he wants a different kind of holiday cheer. He decides to kidnap Santa Claus, jeopardizing Christmas for all the children.

The cast includes Danny Elfman (singing) and Chris Sarandon (speaking) as Jack and Catherine O’Hara (who just won an Emmy for her role as Moira on “Schitt’s Creek”) as Sally.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” earned $50 million worldwide in its 1993 theatrical run. However, several re-releases, including a 3D version, have brought the worldwide box office total up to $89.1 million.

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Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmastown in Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Disney Enterprises, Inc.