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.
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.
I DESERVE A SIR COLE TO MAKE ME BREAD EVERYDAY #TheKnightBeforeChristmas
— sunny🌞 (@nahimshalissa) November 25, 2019
All I’m saying is, maybe my one true love was a 14th century knight and that’s why I’m still single. #TheKnightBeforeChristmas
— Mayra Alejandra (@LadyMayraaah) November 23, 2019
— Erwin Monteza (@EMonteza) November 22, 2019
— Sarah (@sarahisawriter) November 23, 2019
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.
I would like to officially declare Vanessa Hudgens the queen of Christmas movies. My mind cannot be changed. #TheKnightBeforeChristmas
— Mara (@marasantanaaa) November 21, 2019
— Ella Kenion (@EllaKenion) November 30, 2019
— DaisyAshcroft (@daisy_ashcroft) November 21, 2019
So how does this all square up with the Netflix film The Princess Switch where Vanessa Hudgens plays TWO characters — Margaret Delacourt, Duchess of Montenaro and Stacy DeNovo??? pic.twitter.com/ibLmhAzB31
— Ruthie Archer (@ruthiearcher) November 29, 2019
Only @VanessaHudgens can convincingly cry over a 14th century knight who left our modern ages on Christmas Eve to return to his own time. I love the heck out of cheesy Christmas movies! #TheKnightBeforeChristmas
— mrsfishy91 (@mrsfishy91) November 26, 2019
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.
— Kay (@KayDPalmer) November 23, 2019
— meg c. hills (@megchills) November 23, 2019
— joyce eng (@joyceeng61) November 23, 2019
the knight in #TheKnightBeforeChristmas calls hot chocolate “delicious mead” and now i never want to be called anything else
— taylor delicious mead (@tayloramead) November 25, 2019
The Knight Before Christmas is a cinematic masterpiece pic.twitter.com/UewRh5Rp2X
— sylvia wrath✨ (@not_good_tweets) November 25, 2019
me waiting for the announcement of a sequel to the knight before christmas pic.twitter.com/bi6slKjWUr
— jaime ⎊ watch portrait of a lady on fire (@nerdinthelbrary) November 22, 2019
The Knight Before Christmas is just G-Rated Outlander 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Ths31aHOUK
— rae 🎄💕 (@raelovesOL) November 27, 2019
the knight before christmas was the dumbest movie in existence and had no story whatsoever, literally had next to no conflict or issues and was the biggest waste of my time and those are hours of my life, i will ever get back. truly a 13/10 movie no choice but to stan.
— clown mom (@lallemvnt) November 23, 2019
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.
— oh hey, it me (@sarahhyland87) November 25, 2019
One whole minute into #TheKnightBeforeChristmas and I’m already on a rant about how they’d be speaking Middle English in 1330s England, not Modern English (with a modern British accent, no less). Yes, I am a lot of fun at parties, thank you 🤓
— Sara Holmes (@saraholmesSTL) November 25, 2019
— Roisin O'Shea (@roshea29) November 23, 2019
So far, the most unrealistic part of #TheKnightBeforeChristmas is a high school teacher affording a massive house with a massive guest house.
— Brita Long (@belle_brita) November 21, 2019
What angers me most about The Knight Before Christmas isn’t the lack of realism of time travel, but the lack of realism because there were no Christmas trees in England during the 13th century.
— Aimz (@_amcintyre) November 21, 2019
in The Knight Before Christmas, the knight in question is transported from the 1830s to a 2019 christmas fair filled with lights and he should have had a 45min meltdown at the sight of electricity. i refuse to check if this is historically sound.
— Amanda Rosenberg (@AmandaRosenberg) November 24, 2019
In The Knight Before Christmas someone gives this as a gift. It’s a glass bottle filled with HOT CHOCOLATE.
everyone please watch this movie it broke my brain I need everyone here with me pic.twitter.com/qlwt8izdJV
— emma (@emmasculatingg) November 23, 2019
ok i just watched The Knight Before Christmas and I need to know why they used BREAD FLOUR to make COOKIES, but ALL PURPOSE FLOUR to make BREAD??? pic.twitter.com/EDGoFbwnX6
— Gabby Noone (@twelveoclocke) November 24, 2019
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).
The most unbelievable part of #TheKnightBeforeChristmas Christmas is not that Cole is a time traveling knight from the 13th century, it’s that Brooke let a man with a sword into her house just because he’s cute and has a British accent.
— Migena Dulaj (@MigenaDulaj) November 21, 2019
— Tara Watson (@tara_watson_) November 23, 2019
— oh hey, it me (@sarahhyland87) November 24, 2019
he's driving a CAR after ONE day despite being from a LAND before TIME???? vanessa hudgens should be implicated in the murder of anyone he kills on the road!!!
— Amanda Rosenberg (@AmandaRosenberg) November 24, 2019
Watching The Knight Before Christmas. Why has she only had ONE bite of her burger but he's finished all of it?? Like, this is at the end of their meal pic.twitter.com/ozx69lib9e
— Hannah (@TheGiraffesLife) November 23, 2019
She gave him the car. Right.
— Katerina Stavrou (@KatStavrou) December 1, 2019
— Jess (@WorkInProjess) November 22, 2019
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.