Vanessa Hudgens stole Christmas last year when she appeared in the now-iconic Netflix holiday flick The Princess Switch. That project was her first foray into the Christmas movie genre, but it’s not her last. In addition to a second installment of The Princess Switch, she’s starring in the upcoming Netflix original The Knight Before Christmas, and the trailer, which dropped today, is perfect.
In the movie, Hudgens plays Brooke, a small-town science teacher who almost hits a time-traveling knight with her car (in a snowstorm, of course, because it’s Christmas). Josh Whitehouse stars as the knight, who wins her heart with all his talk of “value and virtue.” (He also, like, chops down a tree at one point.) No one believes the knight when he says he’s from a different time period, but Brooke is determined to help him. Obviously, romance ensues.
Watch the trailer for yourself, below:
Vanessa Hudgens told Refinery29 recently that she’s very into the idea of becoming a holiday queen between The Knight Before Christmas and The Princess Switch movies. “I was really excited by the idea of being a staple in people’s homes for the holidays,” she said. “I knew if I was doing another Christmas movie, I needed to make sure that it was completely different.”
“It’s a crazy time in the world and everyone could use a bit of light-hearted love,” she continued. “If I can be a part of bringing families together at a time that can be difficult and allowing a little escapism or inspiration, I think that’s wonderful and beautiful.”
The Knight Before Christmas is just one of the many holiday television shows and movies Netflix is serving up this season. Movies like Let It Snow and Holiday in the Wild already have people buzzing, and there’s still more on the horizon. We can’t wait to tune in.