Reel History 1×13 – The Knight Before Christmas

Knights! Christmas! Romance! Swords! The Christmas Special of Reel History UK!

Knight Before Christmas

Presented by Hugh K. David and Jenna Pateman, Reel History UK is an informative and engaging podcast exploring the presentation of historical events within pop culture ranging across film and television. Each episode, our hosts focus on a chosen television show or movie property that may be based on or around important historical events. From there, each episode discussion leads to the ultimate decision, is the chosen media property REAL History or REEL History?


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This episode was originally broadcast in December 2019 on Bunkazilla’s radio station

In this 2019 Christmas Special, Hugh and Jenna explore the Netflix film Knight before Christmas, directed by Monika Mitchell, written by Cara J. Russell and staring Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Whitehouse and Emmanuelle Chriqui.

This time Hugh and Jenna have some festival fun discussing a rather silly film quite seriously, including talking about masculinity, what should be the actual reaction of an fourteenth century knight transported to the twenty-first century, the history of Christmas trees and are pleasantly surprised by how much history conversation they are able to get out of this film.

Please note, this episode was recorded in two parts.


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