As I mentioned in my last post, I want to try something a little different for this one, so here goes! With all the free time I have over Christmas break, I’ve been binging some TV shows (hello, Game of Thrones marathons!), and with Christmas approaching, I’ve also been watching my share of cheesy Christmas movies. Of course, I’ve watched Elf about a million times, but this year I’ve found myself enthralled by the new Netflix original movies, A Christmas Prince, and Christmas Inheritance. So, for my first ever review-type post, I will be giving my own personal take on these two movies.
Now, I’ve never done anything like this before, and I’m by no means claiming to have any idea what I’m doing, but I think this could be fun. Here goes nothing!
These two movies are definitely not cinematic masterpieces. They are obviously sub-par if you’re looking from a purely technical standpoint. But from the perspective of a stressed-out college student, they’re wonderful! Sure, the acting is a bit cheesy (okay, VERY), and the story lines cover just about every cliche in the book, but sometimes, that’s exactly what you’re looking for. They take classic Christmas movie themes and put a bit of a modern spin on them, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier that Netflix put out these movies.
A Christmas Prince just may be the cheesiest movie I’ve ever seen, but I say that with absolute endearment. This film follows a young journalist that has somehow ended up inside the castle of the fictional country Aldovia. She was sent overseas to cover the story of the “playboy prince” and his possible abdication of the throne, but ends up in WAY over her head, posing as the young Princess Emily’s American tutor. As she tries to write her article, she discovers that everything may not be as it seems. You’ll have to watch the rest to find out how it ends! 🙂
Christmas Inheritance is slightly less cheesy, but not by much. Nevertheless, the story is sure to capture your heart. Since the loss of her mother as a teenager, Ellen Langford has grown wilder and wilder in her toxic partying ways, until she crashes a charity Christmas party. Her millionaire father then presents her with an ultimatum: deliver a handwritten Christmas card to her father’s old business partner, Uncle Zeke; or surrender her claim to her father’s company. She accepts the challenge, but as she heads to the tiny town of Snow Falls in upstate New York, she finds that there’s more to life than what she’s been focusing on.
These two movies may not be the best films ever made, but they’re great for cold winter nights, drinking hot chocolate and cuddling with your best friends. If nothing else, they get you into the Christmas spirit. Go watch these flicks, and comment what you thought of them!
Check out my latest Crescent article at: https://tulanemagazine.com/a-look-into-celebration-in-the-oaks/ and stay tuned for more blog updates!
xoxo, second sister suzie