WITH festive frivolity fast approaching, what better antidote than Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, described as a "deliciously warped vision of the holiday season" by one cinema critic last year. Bored with the endless ghoulish trickery of Halloween Town, its Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington, accidentally stumbles across Christmastown, kidnaps "Sandy Claws" and attempts to recreate Christmas himself. The results are both humorous and macabre, but the real delight, for adults and children alike, lies in Burton's inimitable imaginative vision. Available in the shops from 13 Nov, we have 20 copies to give away, courtesy of Touchstone Home Video. To enter, simply answer the following question:
What was the name of Tim Burton's animated short which was shown, along with The Nightmare, in cinemas last year?
Answers, on a postcard please, to: Nightmare, Arts Desk, 'IoS', 1 Canada Sq, London E14 5DL. Usual competition rules apply; the editor's decision is final. The closing date for entries is 13 Nov.