“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe in it,” said Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas movie.

Brett and Heather Lane first became fascinated with the character when they decorated their apartment balcony with a cut out of Skellington in 2005. Many residences and years later, the tradition grew to their home in Camarillo, along with many spectators.

“Every year, Brett just keeps adding a new piece from the movie for the lawn,” said Heather. “He hand sketches, paints and cuts them all.”

At first, the Lanes weren’t a fan of the movie, but were intrigued with the art when they visited Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion after getting married.

“The Haunted Mansion was done up in scenes from the movie,” said Brett. “I thought it was different and unique. It stuck even more because now our kids like it and over time, Heather and I have grown to appreciate the movie.”

The Lanes also added their Hot Cocoa Night to the mix. What started out with a kind thank you letter from an anonymous neighbor in the Lanes’ mailbox is now in its third year.

“The letter said our decorations makes them happy and they look forward to it every year,” said Heather. “We decided to continue spreading the joy by having the hot cocoa.”

Brett and Heather instill in their children, Sydney, 5, and Evan, 8, the importance of giving back to the community.

“It’s about sharing and a compassion for other people,” said Brett. “The kids see how much work it is to set up and they help out. It’s a pleasure to spread holiday cheer.”

Attendees wishing to view the house can drive up in their cars and have cocoa served to them or park and walk up the driveway.

“We are anticipating a lot of people this year and will have extra crock pots,” said Heather. “Our favorite thing to do is nightly drives around neighborhoods and view other people’s lights. We hope that other families can enjoy the same thing.”

The Nightmare Before Christmas House is located at 4977 Alta Colina Road in Camarillo. Hot Cocoa Night happens on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the That Nightmare Before Christmas House Facebook page.