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Best Jack Skellington decor for Halloween fanatics

With spooky season upon us, it's time to kit your home out accordingly. If you are obsessed with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and can't get enough of the Pumpkin King himself, you might be looking for Jack Skellington decor this Halloween.

When you know where to look, there's plenty of excellent Jack Skellington decor for Halloween fanatics. From prints to candy bowls to life-size animatronics, you can find options to suit most homes and styles.

In this article: Disney “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Jack Skellington Hanging Decoration, Funko Pop Disney “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Jack Skellington and Gemmy Animated Jack Skellington.

Types of Jack Skellington decor

You can find a huge range of different types of Jack Skellington decor, so you have no shortage of options to fit your preferences. These are just some of the most popular choices.

  • Figures: Large Jack Skellington figures are great for either indoor or outdoor Halloween displays. Most of these figures are stationary, but you can find some animatronic options if you want to raise the stakes.
  • Inflatables: Generally used as part of outdoor lawn displays, Jack Skellington inflatables are sure to grab the attention of your neighbors.
  • Figurines: If your preference is for smaller and more subtle decorations, you can find plenty of Jack figurines. Most measure anywhere from 6 to 12 inches tall.
  • Prints: Jack Skellington prints are easy to frame and display around the house. If you're a big “Nightmare Before Christmas” fan, you can keep them up year-round.
  • Homeware: There's a wide variety of homeware featuring the Pumpkin King that makes excellent Halloween decor. Popular options include blankets, serving dishes, glasses and candy bowls.

Halloween vs. Christmas Jack Skellington decor

Some Jack Skellington items stay firmly planted in Halloween Town, while others veer off into Christmas territory, depicting Jack as Sandy Claws.

There's been some debate as to whether “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie, so you could arguably use these decorations interchangeably. However, if you're mainly in the market for Halloween decor, you'll probably want to steer clear of the more Christmassy offerings.

What to look for in Jack Skellington decor

Not all Jack Skellington products are created equal, so it's good to know what to look for and what factors to consider to make sure your chosen decor is right for you.

  • Officially licensed: Some products are either made directly by Disney or are officially licensed. While it isn't a guarantee of quality, these items are more likely to be well-made than unofficial merchandise.
  • Size: From small enough to sit on a bookshelf to over 6 feet tall, size can vary wildly. Think about what kind of impression you want to make — do you want to give your neighbors something to talk about or keep it low-key? Space is also an issue when it comes to size.
  • Realism: Some items look more true to the movie characters than others. Are you looking for something realistic or are you happy with a stylized version? 
  • Versatility: Consider whether this decor is just for Halloween or if you want to display it all year. Some pieces are distinctly Halloween-like, while others are more subtle and could look good as permanent decor.
  • Quality: It's worth spending a little more on high-quality pieces if you want to use them year after year or have them on display even after Halloween's over.

Best Jack Skellington decor

Disney “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Jack Skellington Hanging Decoration

At a whopping 72 inches tall, this posable hanging Jack Skellington decoration makes an impressive part of an indoor or outdoor display. It comes in standard and light-up versions, and there are also other “Nightmare Before Christmas” characters available.

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“Nightmare Before Christmas” Figurines Set

If you're looking for subtle Jack Skellington decorations to place around your home, these 11.5-inch figurines are eye-catching but not overwhelmingly large. The set contains four figures: two Jack Skellingtons, a Sally and a Zero.

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Gemmy Jack Skellington on Tombstone Airblown Inflatable

Anyone who's in the market for a standout Halloween inflatable should consider this cute yet spooky Jack Skellington one. It stands roughly 3.5 feet tall and is versatile enough to be part of a Halloween or a Christmas display, so you can get plenty of use from it.

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Disney “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Jack Skellington Candy Bowl

This cute Jack Skellington head candy bowl is the perfect place for your Halloween treats. It's around 8.5 inches tall and a great size to hold candy for trick-or-treaters or to serve guests at a Halloween party.

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Vintage Art Metal Jack Skellington Tin Sign

Featuring an extra-spooky version of Jack Skellington in his bat tie, this 8-by-12-inch tin sign is a great piece of decor for Halloween or year-round. It has pre-drilled corners, but you can also easily stick it to the wall.

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Funko Pop Disney “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Jack Skellington

Whether you're an avid collector of Funko Pop toys or are just interested in anything to do with Jack Skellington, this is a cute, collectible piece of decor. It's designed to glow under black light, adding an extra dimension of fun.

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Gemmy Animated Jack Skellington

Halloween animatronics can spice up a Halloween display, and this Jack Skellington version is no exception. Not only does its hands, head and mouth move, but it can also speak phrases from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” 

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Enesco Disney Traditions “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Jack Skellington Figurine

This beautifully detailed figurine combines folk art designs with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” to bring you this gorgeous depiction of the Pumpkin King. It works for Halloween, but its quality means you could happily display it all year.

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Rends Jack and Sally in Love Wall Decor 

A perfect piece for fans of Jack and Sally's love story, this stunning 8-by-10-inch print is great for Halloween or all year round. It's printed on a random vintage dictionary page, giving it a unique flair.

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Disney “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Jack Skellington Light up Pumpkin

Measuring 6 inches tall, this light-up plastic pumpkin is designed to look like Jack Skellington's face. It runs on 2 AAA batteries, which you'll need to buy separately.

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