Created by Matt Zoller Seitz
Directed by Judith Carter
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Brimming with scary good fun, Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook & Entertaining Guide has everything you need to plan the perfect party. Is it Halloween? Christmas? Your birthday? No matter the occasion, this book will help you take your next dinner or event from routine to inspired—with a little help from Jack Skellington, Sally, Sandy Claws, and all their friends in Halloween Town.
Discover over fifty mouthwatering recipes for appetizers, entrees, desserts, and drinks inspired by the movie, with options for sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian guests, including Oogie Boogie Lemon Meringue Cupcakes, Sally Patchwork Layer Cake, and Jack Skellington White Chocolate Skull Bowls with Chocolate Mousse.
Plan the perfect event with detailed instructions for four complete Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook & Entertaining Guide–themed parties: “This is Halloween” Party, The Nightmare Before Christmas Party, Zero the Dog Summer BBQ Party, and a Birthday Party for any time of year. Each party includes creative crafts for DIY decorations, amusing activities, frightful favors, and more.
Bursting with vibrant photography and free downloadable templates for invitations, decorations, and games and crafts, this book will make every party frighteningly fun.50 DEVILISHLY GOOD RECIPES: Conjure snacks, starters, sides, mains, drinks, and desserts inspired by Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, including Sally Sweet & Salty Popcorn, Ooogie Boogie Bag of Bugs and Lock, Shock, and Barrel Peppermint Cookie PopsFOUR COMPLETE PARTIES: Includes complete instructions for hosting a “This is Halloween” Party, The Nightmare Before Christmas Party, Zero the Dog Summer BBQ Party, and a Birthday Party for any time of yearINSPIRING PHOTOS: Vibrant photos of food, crafts, invitations, games, decorations, and party settings help ensure successEXCLUSIVE TEMPLATES: Download templates for invitations, crafts, and decor featuring authentic The Nightmare Before Christmas characters and images
Caroline Hall is an art director, producer, and stylist who likes to throw ridiculously over-the-top parties for her husband and daughter. She lives in an old Victorian house in Petaluma, California. She is an avid traveler and a lover of bread, cheese, chocolate, tea, beer, ’80s music, TV, and everything British.
MZS.Press is the online arts bookstore founded by author, critic, and filmmaker Matt Zoller Seitz and directed by Judith Carter. It offers new, used, signed, collectible, and rare books on film, TV, music, photography, and the visual arts. The store was launched in 2019 on a different platform and has expanded to incorporate arts books published by MZSPress's private imprint: titles currently include Seitz's The Deadwood Bible: A Lie Agreed Upon and Dreams of Deadwood, about the HBO Western, and Walter Chaw's A Walter Hill Film.
Our deepest wish is to promote, encourage, and distribute work by small presses, academic presses, and individuals. Extraordinary work tends to get swallowed up on giant platforms like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The store's inventory of nearly 1000 volumes is currently in the process of being reconstructed after its relocation from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Dallas, Texas. The titles featured here are personally selected by a group of curators and advisors, including Seitz, Carter, and an array of critics, artists, journalists, educators, publishers, and arts mavens who are known for their ability to suss out what Seitz's jazz musician dad liked to call "the good sh*t."
“Please. Have mercy. I’ve been wearing the same underwear since Tuesday.”
Matt Zoller Seitz
Critic, Author, Filmmaker, MZS Press Creator
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor at Large and film critic of RogerEbert.com; a staff writer for New York Magazine and Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. His writing on film and TV has appeared in Sight and Sound, The New York Times, Salon.com, The New Republic and Rolling Stone. Seitz is the founder and original editor of the influential film blog The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine.
Seitz has written, narrated, edited or produced over a hundred hours’ worth of video essays about cinema history and style for The Museum of the Moving Image, Salon.com and Vulture, among other outlets. His five-part 2009 video essay Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style was spun off into the hardcover book The Wes Anderson Collection. This book and its follow-up, The Wes Anderson Collection: Grand Budapest Hotel were New York Times bestsellers.
Other Seitz books include the New York Times bestellers The Sopranos Sessions and Mad Men Carousel; TV (The Book), The Deadwood Bible: A Lie Agreed Upon, and the forthcoming The Wes Anderson Collection: The French Dispatch. He is also an interviewer, moderator, and film programmer who has curated and hosted film and TV presentations for the Museum of the Moving Image, IFC Center, San Francisco's Roxie Cinema, and other venues. He is currently working on a memoir about his marriages and a feature-length documentary about his father, jazz musician and composer Dave Zoller.
His hobbies include exotic dancing, moonwalking, and affixing masking tape labels to every food item in the refrigerator, including eggs. He has the attention span of a gnat.