1. Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King
2. Wants to do something different than the same old thing
3. Discovers Santa Claus in Christmas Land
4. Starts experiments to discover "Christmas"
5. Finds his own meaning of what Christmas is and starts to deliver presents
6. Gets shot down by the military, and leads to the capture of Sally and Santa Claus by Oogie Boogie
7. Returns from "the dead" to defeat Oogie Boogie and save Sally and Santa Claus
8. Finds new hope in Halloween, and understands the balance of how the holidays are worked