Nerds Gets Cheery: A Christmas Quest of Love with ‘The Knight Before Christmas’

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For the month of December, leading up to Christmas, Nerds and Beyond will be sharing some of our favorite holiday movies to get you in the Christmas spirit!

If you are looking for a movie to watch to get into the holiday spirit with family, you may want to check out Netflix’s The Knight Before Christmas. It’s also easily accessible since you can stream it from Netflix. The Knight Before Christmas is a light-hearted, fish-out-of-water tale set in a quaint modern day town full of Christmas spirit.

Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse, Polkdark) is a Medieval knight transported to modern day. He is in search of fulfilling his one-true quest by the night of Christmas Eve, so that he can get back in time for his brother’s knighting ceremony. Brooke (Vanessa Hudgens, High School Musical) is a high school science teacher that has been previously cheated on, so she is disillusioned by love. Can they help each other out this holiday season?

Once they meet, Brooke helps Sir Cole navigate the modern world while trying to figure out his quest. And Cole may just teach Brooke a little bit more about love this holiday season. The Christmas spirit is embodied in this movie, especially by Brooke’s niece Claire (Isabelle Franca) with her giving nature, and when the town gets together for the Christmas Feast.

I liked this movie because I enjoy the (sometimes cheesy) romantic feel good movies. I found it humorous to watch as Cole navigated the modern world. As a knight would be, Cole was mighty sword happy and Brooke had to keep that in line. I also enjoyed the secondary storylines full of heart and giving. I recommend The Knight Before Christmas if you are a fan of the rom-com type of movies and want a movie you can enjoy with that special someone or even the whole family.

Josh Whitehouse’s original song “Before Christmas” is featured in The Knight Before Christmas. The song is perfection added to Netflix’s romantic tale of star-crossed Christmastime lovers.

The Knight Before Christmas is Vanessa Hudgens’ second Netflix movie set during the holiday season. Last year she starred in The Princess Switch as two girls who are alike and swap places. Netflix also includes movie placements when Sir Cole discovers TV with snippets of Netflix’s other holiday movies, The Holiday Calendar and Holiday in the Wild. There is also a small nod to Netflix’s holiday movie A Christmas Prince.

Stay tuned for more Christmas recommendations!

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By Shannon
Shannon is a Florida girl who escapes the heat with TV, movies and music! On top of writing for Nerds & Beyond she has a full time job, does photography, and travels frequently to Disney, conventions or concerts. You can find her on social media as @reelnerdy!
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