This New Netflix Film Is Essentially Outlander But Set At Christmas

There is only one Claire Fraser.

Mulled wine at the ready! 

So we all know Hollywood lives for a good reboot and remake - and if we're being honest, we do too, but sometimes a brand new movie or tv show will come along and things are even more similar than we expected.

Like Netflix's latest Christmas movie, The Knight Before Christmas. 

Given the fact the streaming giant announces 1000 new shows and films a day, we didn’t bat an eyelid until we heard the description. According to the official synopsis, the film is about "a medieval English knight [who] is magically transported to the present day where he falls for a high school science teacher who is disillusioned by love." Sound familiar?

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The movie stars The Princess Switch alum Vanessa Hudgens who plays a jaded science teacher, Brooke, who's all but given up on love. Brooke agrees to help the confused and overwhelmed knight, Sir Cole (Poldark's Josh Whitehouse) navigate the ups and downs of the modern age. But, as luck would have it, Sir Cole just might be Brooke's soulmate, and sparks begin to fly between the time-crossed pair right around Christmas.

It’s like they’ve flipped Jamie and Claire’s roles, put it in a Christmas context and then thrown in Vanessa Hudgens for good measure.

But as we all know, there is only one Claire Fraser.

You’d think the universe would be in agreement about that by now (especially after five seasons of Outlander), but apparently Netflix hasn’t quite got the memo and is trying their hand at mimicking the time-travelling heroine for their upcoming Christmas film, The Knight Before Christmas.

Will it live up to Outlander's name? Absolutely not. But will that stop us from streaming it when it drops on Netflix November 21? Absolutely not x2. 

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