Hi. I'm home sick right now, which means I have ample time to watch shitty movies on any streaming service I choose!!! Yes, I was lucky enough to be presented with the perfect opportunity to mindlessly watch ~Christmas movies~ (while I eat matzoh ball soup, making sure my Jewish ancestors know I haven't forgotten about them).
Whilst browsing for flicks, I noticed that there was a lot of hype around one new Christmas movie in particular, A Christmas Prince.
Mostly the hype was that it was ridiculous and horrible but in the best way.
Of course I decided that I HAD to watch it. But somewhere I got thrown off course. You see, I googled "Christmas Prince" to find out where I could stream the movie (obviously missing the very obvious NETFLIX branding on it.) It was then that I came across...My Christmas Prince.
I figured I had found the movie, cause, it had "Christmas Prince" in the title and had just been released, so I watched it. The movie was spectacularly bad! Knowing that the movie I was supposed to be watching was also spectacularly bad, I figured I had seen the right one...until I realized, I HADN'T.
I had accidentally watched MY Christmas Prince, not A Christmas Prince. A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MOVIE THAT HAPPENS TO BE FREAKISHLY SIMILAR TO THE OTHER ONE.
Anyway, obviously I had to do my civic duty and watch A Christmas Prince. And now I'm here to talk about both of them, and like any good student, compare and contrast the similarities and differences!
First of all, for some reason this holiday season there are two movies with basically the same title.
*My* Christmas Prince is a Lifetime original movie, and apparently the prince in question is an object that is owned.
*A* Christmas Prince is a Netflix original film, and no one claims to own the prince, he just exists.
*My* Christmas Prince features a royal family from MELDOVIA. They have British accents. We barely see any of Meldovia, but this is the queen?
*A* Christmas Prince features a royal family from a place called Aldovia. They have British accents. We see a lot more of Aldovia. It looks like the place from Frozen.
Sidenote — I know what you're thinking. And NO! Neither of these places have any relation to GENOVIA, where Princess Mia reigns. But they too have British accents! Go figure.
Anyway, moving on. Both Christmas princes have brown hair and are conventionally attractive but also boring looking.
And both of the girls are Americans (COMMONERS!!) with blonde hair.
In My Christmas Prince, Mr. Sheffield is the prince's dad.
And in *A* Christmas Prince, for some reason there is a very cartoonish, seemingly Jewish woman, throwing out Yiddish words to her employees.
In My Christmas Prince, the girl calls her dad "Pop."
In *A* Christmas Prince, the girl also calls her dad "Pop." Idk kinda weird.
In My Christmas Prince the girl leaves for a two-week-long trip home with one small suitcase, no purse, and NO JACKET. Then when she arrives home she has a jacket on??
In *A* Christmas Prince, these are the notes of a serious reporter.
In My Christmas Prince somehow they make this gingerbread palace.
And in *A* Christmas Prince they basically recreate the entire wolf attack scene from Beauty and The Beast.
Obviously I don't want to say too much, or I'll spoil the endings, but I think you get the gist. In conclusion, I urge you to watch both of them, and then answer the following poll:
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Which Christmas Prince is better (and by better I mean worse)?