Parents' Guide to

The Knight Before Christmas

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Frothy holiday romcom has mild language, product placement.

Movie NR 2019 92 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 12+

Great Christmas movie for 12 and up

I think this would be fine for age 12 and up just due to the language in one or two scenes. I watched it twice over the holidays and enjoyed it even more than my tween. It’s not completely historically accurate, but cute nevertheless in the same genre as a Hallmark movie. They use the word douche several times and say “AF” and maybe one or two other words that are not exactly appropriate. Other than that, it is a sweet, charming and funny movie with a happy ending. I give it an 8 or a 9 and think it is a great holiday movie for 11-12 and up. It’s really cute and I would like to see a sequel to this one. No nudity (knight briefly has a towel around his waist-no big deal) and minimal profanity. The knight character is a gentleman in every sense who is respectful of women and kind to children. Vanessa H’s character is a caring teacher and aunt to her niece. It was my favorite holiday movie this season.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 13+

Pretty good

A tiny bit cheesy but not as cheesy as most “Christmas” movies. The knight was virtuous and gentlemanly. It was actually a pretty good movie.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (11):

An amiable cast and lighthearted holiday sentiments, as well as its overarching "fairy-tale-ness," should engage audiences, particularly younger ones who don't demand either subtlety or originality. Romantic comedies, given new life by streaming and cable sites, are reaching ever-wider audiences. Following close on the heels of The Princess Switch, another successful Vanessa Hudgens-Netflix offering, The Knight Before Christmas is a wholesome-enough pick for kids and families looking to snuggle together for a cozy movie night. And, as ever, fish-out-of-water stories always seem welcome.

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