LIfe TV & Film

Is The Knight Before Christmas Netflix’s Best Or Worst Movie?

04 December 2019

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that people have opinions about Christmas films and they take those opinions very seriously. Last week we posted our definitive guide to Christmas movies and ooh boy it was polarising. But let’s move on. We all love Christmas movies and that’s all that matters, even if you can’t accept The Holiday is simply better than Love Actually. However, there is one flick we seriously need to discuss, A Knight Before Christmas. We know Netflix has a strong history of cracking Christmas flicks. Okay, so more realistically, they are great at making Christmas movies so bad, they’re good. But with A Knight Before Christmas, the internet is divided. Is it so bad it’s good? Is it just bad? Or perhaps is it just good? We investigate.

The Pros

Um, hello Sir Cole

Yes, okay, every time someone calls the knight by his name, it definitely sounds like they are calling him a shape and not a medieval title but that hardly matters. The man bakes bread! And binges Netflix! I love bread and Netflix. Oh and he’s pretty easy on the eye. Sir Cole, all I want for Christmas is you.

Vanessa Hudgens basically owns Christmas now

Santa who? After The Princess Switch, this move and The Princess Switch 2 coming next year, Vanessa Hudgens is the one we’re staying up late for on Christmas.

Overall, it’s a pretty joyous flick

And isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Who cares about definitive plot lines, good storytelling or the lack of conflict resolution. None of that sparks Christmas joy. You know what sparks Christmas joy? Cheesy movies.

The Cons

Historical accuracy, ever heard of it, Netflix?

I mean not only did Netflix completely write out the bubonic plague, but they also committed other crimes. Bread flour to make cookies and all-purpose to make bread? I don’t think so. Oh and let’s not go there with that beautiful house V -Hudg affords on a teacher’s salary.

So Brooke is a teacher, but also severely lacks common sense?

IDK if this is the person I want looking after my hypothetical children. Who lets a man WHO HAS NEVER SEEN A CAR drive their very expensive-looking SUV? Would Brooke also let my kindergartner drive her SUV? (Never mind that I don’t actually have one).

Whether you loved it, or you hated it, one thing’s for sure. It’s better than that burning pile of tinsel, Last Christmas.

Words by Emma Roffey, tweets by the internet.