See, everyone forgets the Christmas part of The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s an equally Halloweeny, Christmassy film. But do they ever show this between Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life? Nooooo.
Actually, I’ve only recently seen the film. It’s good! So the legend goes, Tim Burton was inspired by the sight of a department store, midway between taking Halloween decorations down and putting Christmas decorations up. See, there’s a good side to commercialism to the holiday.