What's this? Adding more festiveness to the spooky season, the folks at Guinness World Records have recognized the world record holder for the biggest collection of The Nightmare Before Christmas memorabilia. Clocking in at 2,020 different pieces, William Wong's assortment of items pertaining to Tim Burton's classic 1993 film is vast enough to decorate Halloween Town to Jack Skellington's satisfaction.

"New York - October 21, 2014 - Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, is celebrating Halloween by spotlighting GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 EDITION record-holder William Wong, whose collection of 2,020 unique items is officially recognized as the Largest collection of The Nightmare Before Christmas memorabilia.

Wong, a 46-year-old native of Hong Kong, began his collection 21 years ago, before Tim Burton’s stop-motion musical fantasy even hit theaters.

When asked why Wong has grown his collection to such lengths, he responded: “Ever since I was very young, I’ve always been attracted to the cute and scary so it was love at first sight with The Nightmare Before Christmas. I’ve been collecting every item I could find since the movie debuted.”

A graphic designer by trade, Wong rents a store near his office to house his vast collection of apparel, jewelry, dolls, books, trading cards and glassware. He says that his favorite item is his one-of-a-kind handmade Jack Skellington, which was made by his wife. Another particularly special item is the film’s official style guide, which has never been available for sale to the public.

Wong’s The Nightmare Before Christmas collection has helped him feel “satisfied, happy, fun and young.” He has met new friends and honed his online shopping skills because of his hobby and he also loves his GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® recognition. However, Wong does admit to one detrimental effect: he spends a lot of money!

Wong is just one of the hundreds of record-holders featured in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 EDITION, which is in stores now. For more information about the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2015 book visit www.guinnessworldrecords.com or follow the Guinness World Records press team on Twitter via @GWRPRESS

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the universally recognized global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, over 132 million copies – and 3 million e-books - have been sold in 20 languages, in more than 100 countries. Since then, the internationally renowned brand is also available across a number of platforms; GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS global television shows are watched by over 750 million viewers annually, over half a million subscribe to the GWR YouTube channel, the global website receives 14 million viewers annually and has over 6 million fans on Facebook."

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