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A deeper understanding of the philosophy of nightmares

Presents wrapped and under the tree. Songs of peace on earth and good will towards men.

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With all of these, it comes down to repackaging and misrepresenting that culture, often for your own gain. And just a note: I am a white woman and am certainly not the absolute authority on this subject. I encourage readers of color to add other examples of cultural appropriation to the comments because I know that my examples above are just a handful of many.

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Jack starts the movie uninspired. Of course then Jack wanders off, discovers Christmas Town, and is overjoyed to discover what is surrounding him. The song ends with: This year, Christmas will be ours! The similarities to fashion companies faking traditional tribal designs but twisting them to be trendy are apt. The only person in town who questions all of it is Sally. No, to Jack this is showing Santa all the good work they did and surprising him with a gift.

  1. However, The Nightmare Before Christmas is still a good allegory for the general idea of cultural appropriation.
  2. Most sleep disorders can be treated effectively. Aim to exercise 20 to 30 minutes a day.
  3. A closer look at dreaming might help in understanding nightmares. Not always, but many times nightmares are associated with a form of trauma such as PTSD or a traumatic event such as death amongst other medical issues.
  4. Avoid using tranquilizers and alcohol to aid in sleeping and do not take caffeine or other stimulants prior to bedtime.
  5. What other symptoms do you have?

It once again comes down to arrogance that he can clearly do this Christmas thing not only just as well, but better, by making it more like his stuff, with no communication with anyone from Christmas Town. With Boogie defeated, Jack apologizes earnestly to Santa for messing this all up.

And Santa… is still pissed.

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His snippy reaction is absolutely appropriate for the situation. The movie ends with everyone embracing this little bit of Christmas in a sincere way.

  1. Your primary care physician may be able to help you, or you can consult a sleep specialist at a major hospital near you.
  2. Were you in a stressful situation recently? Alcohol robs people of deep sleep and REM sleep, so drinkers also sleep only lightly.
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It perpetuates nasty, long-held stereotypes connected to those abuses, dehumanizes people who have already been treated badly, and is most often committed by people of privilege. So those aspects of appropriation are obviously not in the film. However, The Nightmare Before Christmas is still a good allegory for the general idea of cultural appropriation.

While certainly you can and should point to real life events to explain appropriation, this film is a good way to ease kids and some adults into understanding it and then applying the idea to those real life examples.

  • What other symptoms do you have?
  • The similarities to fashion companies faking traditional tribal designs but twisting them to be trendy are apt;
  • Do something else, like reading or listening to music, until you feel tired.

No, the lesson is to see how Jack went about it the wrong way and realize how he could have done it better. Go to the people who live that life and treat them as the experts. Ask questions in a respectful way. Above all, practice empathy.

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