Haunted Mansion Holiday...The Script

Welcome to Better Haunts & Graveyards' Haunted Mansion Holiday Page! We've included a couple of rare music tracks relating to the Disneyland attraction overlay, and a transcript of the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay from 2001.

There may be errors in the transcription. Special thanks to MiladyofDisney, Kronos, the Ghost Relations Department (Leota's Spell, the Graveyard Song, and Jack and Sally's dialog!), and Gerry for their fine transcription work! Note that the 2002 versions is different - hopefully, though, it won't stay that way!

Photos by Kali Pappas and Disney.

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::Haunted Mansion Holiday 2001 MP3 Files::

*Foyer Music (my fave track from the overlay - this is the Gordy Goodwin version) - Approximately 1.3 MB

*Attic Music (sounds like Test Track!) - Approximately 1.6 MB


::Haunted Mansion Holiday 2001 Transcript::



'Twas a long time ago
Longer now than it seems
In a place that perhaps
That you've seen in your dreams.
For the story that you are about to be told
Began with the holiday worlds of old.
I know you're curious
To see what's inside.
It's what happens
When two holidays collide.


Stretch Room

Welcome, my friends, to our Christmas Delight.
Come witness a ghoulishly glorious sight.

It's time for our holiday tale to begin
There's no turning back now
Please, come all the way in.

Our holiday tale, is a tale that's quite charming
But during this season, it's sometimes alarming.
So relax and reflect, feel free to take pause
While we tell you the tale about dear Sandy Claws

'Twas the nightmare before Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was peaceful, not even a mouse.
The stockings, all hung by the chimney with care,
When opened that morning would cause such a scare!
The children nestled all snug in their beds,
Would have nightmares of monsters and skeleton heads.


Happy holidays everyone!

Stretch Room Jack!

Changing Picture Gallery


Now hurry along
As they say, "Look alive."
This is one holiday you will want to survive.

Jack Skellington came here from Halloween Town,
You'll notice his handiwork scattered around.
This year he's decided to play "Sandy Claws,"
But when Halloween creates Christmas you might see some flaws.
And now a dark carriage will take you away,
Sit back, rest in peace in you black Christmas sleigh.
Your sleigh will accommodate one or two or more
We're hope you're prepared for what Jack has in store.

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Don't pull on the bar; it will float down with ease
And remember, no flash photography please.


Beginning of Ride

Yes, down through the chimney Jack flew like a bat,
Clutching his magical "Sandy Claws" sack.
He ripped open the sack and, in moments it seems,
Created a Christmas you have in bad dreams.

Endless Hallway

More rapid than vultures, the Mansion was change,
All was soon covered, adorned and deranged.
And what to your wondering eyes disappears,
It's Jack's little friend Zero - the Ghost Dog Reindeer!


Conservatory and Knocking Doors

Nothing here was forgotten, it all looks so pleasant,
A coffin, Jack says, makes a fine Christmas present.
A man-eating plant makes a wonderful wreath
As long as you don't get caught in its teeth.

Jack's holiday vision was unlike no other,
So ring our the bells, there's more cheer to uncover!

Leota's Seance Circle

On the Thirteenth day of Christmas, My Ghoul love gave to me:
13 Rings of Power, Embracing Strenght that never ends.

12 Signs of the Zodiac, that Rule the Future and Trancend.

11 Candles Floating, their Scent of Mystery in the Air.

10 Telling Tea Leaves, that Swirled with Secrets yet to Share.

On the Ninth day of Christmas, My Ghoul love gave to me:
9 Magic Crystals, that Sparkled with a force that is Pure.

8 Balls of Knowledge, that answer with a truth that is Sure.

7 Pearls of Wisdom, to keep my Love Bewitched to me.

6 Mystic Mirrors, Reflecting futures yet to be.

On the Fifth day of Christmas, My Ghoul love gave to me:
5 Lucky Charms, to Understand the Right from Wrong.

4 Wheels of Fortune, To Spin their Rich and Golden Song.

3 Life Lines, Extending help to those in need.

2 Passion Potions, That Love and Romance may Succeed.

On the First day of Christmas, My Ghoul love gave to me:
A Star! a Brilliant Star for MY Fortune Card Tree!!!


With some treats and some games, you can make a scene merry,
Why, even a gingerbread house could be scary.
All at once, happy haunts did materialize,
Like a nightmarish painting by Currier & Ives.


A bag full of toys Jack had slung on his back,
They were strange and bizarre - and on the attack!


"Sandy Claws" worked his magic, both outside and in,
But one final touch made his bony face grin.
"Now what better gift on my friends to bestow,
Than a graveyard that's covered in ghostly white snow!"

Jack animatronic:

Happy Holidays Everyone!

It's Christmas!

Have you been good this year?

Ho Ho Ho What's this?

Can you believe your eyes?

I like this Christmas Thing!

Look Zero! I think they like our Christmas!

Fruitcake anyone?

Ho Ho Ho I really outdid myself this time!

Look at all the Happy faces!

Seasons Greetings Everyone!

Ho Ho Ho he he he! Its Christmas Time!!!

Welcome to my Christmas Delight!

Have you been naughty or nice?

I have a special present just for you!

Graveyard Song

Fa La La La La Fa La La La La La

What's this? What's this? What's this? What's this?
Jolly dear old Sandy Claws, While the graveyard sleeps,
Down the chimney dark and damp,
With your sack of creeps,
Happy haunts materialize,
For a swinging wake,
Glowing pumpkins harmonize,
Joyful screams we'll make!

Fa La La La La Fa La La La La La

What's this? What's this? What's this? What's this?
Garlands made of iron chains,
Candles glowing bright,
Spiders make cool ornaments,
For our tree of light!
Creepy Crypts look awful nice,
Tied up in a bow,
Now our graveyard's pure and white,
In the ghostly snow!

Grim Grinning Ghosts Come Out To Socialize!

We wish you a scary Christmas
And a Haunted New Year!

Grim Grinning Ghosts Come Out To Socialize!

New Orleans Square Decor


As Jack sprang in his sleigh, three hitchhikers he spied,
They said, "Sandy Claws, may we please have a ride?"
But Jack waved good-bye, for he just could not stay,
He had much to deliver before Christmas Day!


May Jack's "ghostly presents" now follow you home,
And stay in your hearts - where'er you may roam.
For now you know what happens when holidays meet,
You might get a trick, or a holiday treat!

Sally as Little Leota


We wish you a scary Christmas
And a Haunted New Year!


Merry Christmas one and all!


Thank you Sandy Claws for bringing your cheer,
Please hurry back, we can't wait til next year.
And I heard him exclaim as he flew out of sight...


The world won't forget my Christmas Night!


Hurry Back, Hurry Back...
Be sure to bring your Sandy Claws sack,
I'll be waiting to open my Christmas presents.
Hurry Back... Hurry Back...


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