Holiday movies fill our hearts with joy. Between Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas, It's a Wonderful Lifetime (or Fa La La La Lifetime, if you prefer) and ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas, there are so many movies and so little time.
To help you, our friends, we have sacrificed by watching as many of these movies as possible and will give you our two cent review. Hopefully this will help you know what you do or do not want to watch.
November 21, 2014
A Royal Christmas
As the only daughter of an expert tailor in Philadelphia, Emily
Corrigan is a kindhearted young woman proud of her blue-collar
background. She is a devoted seamstress at the family business and madly
in love with her doting European boyfriend, Leo. But as their first
Christmas together approaches, Leo drops a bombshell on his unsuspecting
girlfriend: he is actually Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of
Cordinia, a small sovereign country.
Less than enthusiastic about her son’s relationship with a commoner, the
prince's mother Queen Isadora makes Emily feel anything but welcome at
their grand castle, leaving Emily to feel more at home among Isadora’s
staff of butlers and housemaids. As Emily struggles to adapt to her new
royal surroundings, the situation is made more difficult when a scheming
Isadora invites Duchess Natasha, Leo’s ex-girlfriend, to join them for
Christmas. Attempting to stay true to herself in a world where she
clearly doesn’t belong, Emily wonders if love is enough to keep her
newly royal relationship from falling apart before Christmas morning.
Our Two Cents:
A Royal Christmas! This was a highly anticipated movie. A little hokey, more of a family film, but thoroughly enjoyable. We feel it borrows from a few movies to get it's plot. The first, and most obvious, is the Prince and Me. It also reminded us of The Princess Diaries, probably that wholesome Disney feel. Lastly, there was a bit of goofiness reminiscent of What A Girl Wants. Throw in a bit of Christmas cheer and you have the holiday spectacular that is A Royal Christmas.