Harry's Nightmare Before Christmas

Yes another new story, but it will be a short one hopefully. The style of this story is more Dean the Cuddy Fox and I gave this story idea to him. But I have not gotten any answer back at all so I'll go ahead and stat this story. Sorry of any spelling and/or Grammar mistakes, tell me if you see any please.

Disclaimer; I don't own anything of the Harry Potter world nor the Nightmare before Christmas. Both are my favorite book series and movie. Marry Christmas.

(Story start)

Hermione sigh as she walked into the great hall Ron beside her. It was the morning of Halloween and like always Harry was no where to be found. This happens every year, the few days before and on Halloween Harry always seems to go missing. What was worst is that Ron could not find the map so they could find where he goes.

"I don't get it Ron," Hermione finally said as the school piled in for breakfast along with the two guest schools. "Where could he be, I mean he always loves Halloween."

"I know, I know he always give the other teacher suggestions on how to make it better then last years and his idea are real good, scary but good." Ron said as he started on his food.

Hermione notice a lot of the ghost were around and talking to Dumbledore. After a minute he stood up and addressed the hall. "May I have your attention?" the hall got quite, "The ghost have inform me that because of our guest here at Hogwarts they have decided to pay tribute to the lord of Halloween, the pumpkin king, by telling all of us his most famous misadventure." He then held up and black book with a tall figure on a spiral hill with a large moon behind them. "It is called the Nightmare Before Christmas, if we start now I believe we should finished before tonight's feast and the champions named. If it is all right I shall be reading first."

Hermione could not help but shiver at the title. It reminded too much of that one Christmas eve when the present she go came to life and scared her. Even if Santa came and fixed it all she still remembered it. No one notice Hedwig looking down at them before flying off.

The hall stays quite, all eyes on the Headmaster as he opened the book and clearing his throat.

'Twas a long time ago,

Longer now than it seems

In a place that perhaps

You've seen in your dreams

For the story that you are about to be told

Begins with the holiday worlds of old

Now, you've probably wondered

Where holidays come from

If you haven't I'd say

It's time you begun

For the holidays are the results of much fuss

And hard work from the worlds that create them for us

Well you see now, quite simply

That's all that they do,

Make one unique holiday

Especially for you

But once, a calamity ever so great

Occurred when two holidays met by mistake

"Well, that is some candy for thought I'd say." Dumbledore said as the hall whisper among themselves. The purebloods and half bloods wonder if what was said about the holidays were true. The muggleborns whisper in wonder and in some cases fear. Were they talking about that one faithful and frightful night?

After they quite down Dumbledore turned the page and said,

Chapter one; This is Halloween.

Halloween on Privet Drive was pretty much like Halloween anywhere else. Children were running from house to house all wearing costumes each having a bag of goodies to take home. Some notice that number four lights were out as they went to the next house. The family there was away visiting an aunt and gong trick-or-treating in a different neighborhood. The only one that would be home, a small black hair boy they dislike more then anything else, wasn't there.

"What does that mean, dislike more then anything else?" Hermione asked in both anger and horror. She knew where Harry lives and didn't like the sound of that.

Dumbledore paused at this. Surely that wasn't true, if it was not in front of him he would not have believed it. Perhaps a visit to number four is in order. He continue,

Said boy was in he woods a large smile on his face. Before him was a door. Not just any door but a large door shaped like a jack-o-lantern. It also seemed to be embedded into a larger tree.

Everyone looked confused by this. A door, in a tree? And what was with the shape?

The boy, Harry Potter, (gasped were heard all around) reached out and grabbed the nose of the jack-o-lantern and turned it like a knob. The door swung open showing nothing but darkness. The boy jumped in a second later and the door closed behind him.

As the darkness started to clear it showed a gray landscape. Hills, bare trees and large pumpkin patches were seen and a graveyard with big head stones was in front of tall iron gates. A scarecrow was seen, with a mean looking jack-o-lantern for a head with the sign above it saying 'Halloween Town'.

The hall was quite listening in wonder of such of a place.

The graves stood out in the big full moon and shadows appeared on the graves as music was heard and they began to sing.

"Sing?" was the respond of most of the hall. The Weasley twins were chanting "Sing it! Sing it!" Dumbledore just chuckled before clearing his throat and began to the words.


Boys and girls of every age

Wouldn't you like to see something strange?

Come with use and you shall see

This our town of Halloween

[Pumpkin patch chorus]

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Pumpkins scream in the dead of night


This is Halloween, everybody make a scene

Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright

It's our town, everybody scream

In this town of Halloween

The ghost flew down a walkway lined with a metal spiked fence past another gate into Halloween Town. Hunted looking houses all decorated for Halloween. Past the hunted looking town hall and a large fountain with a strange looking monster spiting green water from it wide roaring like mouth into its pool below.

The images in everyone's head got wilder and wilder as they listen to the strange song and place.

[Creature under bed]

I'm the monster under your bed

Teeth ground sharp and eye glowing red

[Monster under stairs]

I am the one hiding under your stairs

Finger like snakes and spiders in my hair

[Corpse chorus]

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!


In this town we call home

Everyone hails to the pumpkin song

A short round man wearing a red ribbon saying mayor and a hat taller then he was appeared on a stage singing and dancing, spinning a full circle, his big smiling head staying were it was.

Several students giggled at this funny picture.


In this town, don't we love it now?

Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

[Corpse chorus]

Round that corner, man hiding in the trashcan

Something's waiting now to pounce and how you'll

A harlequin demon jumped from the trashcan as a werewolf wearing a large sweater clashed through a wooden fence and a melting man came up through a grate.

[Harlequin demon]



This is Halloween

[Melting man]

Red 'n' black, slimy green


Aren't you scared?

Two witches came flying in on brooms zooming by as they continue the song.

Well, that's just fine
Say it once, say it twice
Take a chance and roll the dice
Ride with the moon in the dead of night

The two witches passed a tree as it walked down the path. It had a scary looking face and several skeletons hanging on rope, all smiling waiting for their que.

[Hanging tree]
Everybody scream, everybody scream

[Hanged men]
In our town of Halloween!

A clown riding a unicycle came up and sang.

I am the clown with the tear-away face
Here in a flash and gone without a trace

[Second ghoul]
I am the "who" when you call, "Who's there?"
I am the wind blowing through your hair

A large shadow showed upon the moon as it sang along before it dissolved into many bats and they flew off.

[ Shadow on the moon]
I am the shadow on the moon at night
Filling your dreams to the brim with fright

The students were on the edge of their seats all attention on the catchy song and strange characters of Halloween town.

[Corpse Chorus]
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
Halloween! Halloween!

The blade of galantine dropped down cutting a pumpkin as several monster children laugh at their fun, watched by their parents.

[Children corpse trio]
Tender lumplings everywhere
Life's no fun without a good scare

[Parent corpses]
That's our job, but we're not mean
In our town of Halloween

The mayor lead the chorus as a zombie with a hatchet in its head pulled a scarecrow not unlike the one first seen on a wooden horse.

[Corpse chorus]
In this town

Don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

[Corpse chorus]
Skeleton Jack might catch you in the back
And scream like a banshee
Make you jump out of your skin
This is Halloween, everyone scream
Wont' ya please make way for a very special guy

The scarecrow came to life, grabbing a torch and stood on top of the horse. It swallowed the fire setting it selfon aflame. It danced on top of the horse scaring some of the monster around it.

Gasped were heard around the hall as they imagined the sight.

Our man Jack is King of the Pumpkin patch
Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King now!

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

The flaming scarecrow finished its dance and then jumped off flipped into the air and dived head first into the shallow pool and was gone as the crowd gathered around.

[Corpse children trio]
In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

And as the town sang the last verse a figure slowly came up from the glowing green water. It was a very tall and thin skeleton wearing a black pinstripe suit and a bat now tie. It had a large grin and it arms were crossed its long fingered hands on its shoulders. The skeleton slowly raised it arms one after the other as he climbed out of the pool and gave an eerie laugh that gave chills to all who heard it.

La la la la-la la Halloween! Halloween! [Repeat]

This was the Lord of Halloween, the great pumpkin king, Jack Skellington.

The hall whisper to one another as Dumbledore marked the book. Most of the mugglerborns knew, this was the same skeleton from the Christmas Eve years ago. They were going to know the story behind one of the most frightful night of their lives.

(Scene change)

Hedwig flew over the head of different monsters before coming to rest on the shoulder of a certain pumpkin king. He listens as the owl gave several hoots of what is happening at Hogwarts. "Really? Well if they did this for me I think it would be rude not to show up wouldn't it? Hey Zero, up for a trip?"

"Ruff, Ruff."

And here is the first chapter, hope it is to your liking. If you like this story, then check out some of my other ones. Please review.