What it's about: Maggie (Merritt Patterson) gets dragged along by her token black friend on a European holiday to Calpurnia, where she bumps into a charming guy with a British accent named Adrian (Jack Donnelly) who rides a motorbike, does magic tricks and, oh yeah, turns out to be the prince! Surprise! After some googling, Maggie discovers he has a playboy reputation, but Adrian proves to her he's REALLY got a kind heart and no commitment issues at all. He does have some daddy issues, though.
My thoughts: OK, I took A LOT of notes while watching this one. A key selection:
-OK the prince is very handsome
-Her Majesty texts!
-“what happens in Calpurnia stays in Calpurnia”
-omg he came back and stole her hat he totally has a boner for her
-HE STOLE HER WATCH WITH MAGIC
-“Assembled members… sounds like something out of Frankenstein”
-he's a WOKE prince
-he spent most of his trust setting up foundation for children from low income families to… play volleyball?
-oh they ALSO do choir practice hahahah because “some of the kids aren’t into sports”
-they’ve been on at least three dates
-OH ROYAL HIJINKS!
-where is Christmas tho
-oh shit it's just Christmas-adjacent
-NOW THAT IS A MAKEOVER
OK, so as you can see, I realised midway through that this is NOT technically a Christmas movie, because I'm pretty sure it's set in January. But it has the exact same look and feel as the other Christmas movies, what with all the snow and fake European town-ness and the strong magic vibe happening. SO I'M CHEATING AND STILL INCLUDING IT. Because I kind of loved it? Unfortunately, it loses points for the lack of Christmas trees.