Let’s go back to simpler times, in 2017, when there weren’t 10,000 original Netflix Christmas movies, allowing this one to shine brighter in all its cheesy glory. Now that a real American girl has married a real European prince, it’s almost like a documentary. Read all the many things we’ve had to say about this wonderfully terrible instant Christmas classic, if you’ve yet to enjoy A Christmas Prince.
Sure, you could be getting warm and fuzzy watching Love, Actually or The Holiday, but instead we will give you two very good reasons to watch this movie about a pretty awful couple wrangling multiple family commitments that they’d rather skip altogether: 1) It will make you feel better about your own dysfunctional family. 2) After reading this recap of how Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn reportedly hated each other when they made this movie, every scene has delicious layers of antagonism to interpret.
This is a great one to watch when you’re feeling really over Christmas — priming you to identify with Billy Bob Thornton’s crotchety thief who dresses as Santa to rob malls. Just a warning that there is still a sappy happy ending, however.
As long as holiday shopping hasn’t yet ruined Bing Crosby for you, this sweet classic, also starring Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney, is filled with dance numbers and loosely following that favorite holiday movie plot: Can the spirit of Christmas and budding romance save a struggling inn?
Like so much else in pop culture, Christmas movies as a genre are ridiculously whitewashed. What a relief it is to see Netflix make a little effort to cast one of its movies with some actors of color — and no matter how corny this plot is, we can’t help but love Kat Graham and Quincy Brown as BFFs who obviously belong together……Read more>>