Crown for Christmas (Hallmark Movie 2015)

3 Kernels

Stars: Danica McKellar, Rupert Penry-Jones, Ellie Botterill

Yes, I know, Christmas is over, and my review is a month late.  Frankly, I don’t have the Hallmark Channel, but I discovered a link to the movie on the Facebook fan page for Rupert Penry-Jones.  I thought I would check it out.

Sigh. It’s okay, but I felt like it was a rehashed plot from a few movies, and very much like A Princess for Christmas from 2011.  Not much originality, frankly, which I found disappointing, even though this is supposed to be, “A Hallmark Channel Original Movie.”

Here are the similarities:
  • Meet desperate, poor young woman who cannot pay her bills.  Instead of being an aunt of two that she supports, she’s the sister of two living together with money problems.
  • Opportunity arrives to work as a governess for a King of some fictional kingdom.  He’s a widower with an unruly daughter.  She takes the job because she’s been fired and needs the money.
  • Gets spirited off to kingdom and castle, finding herself out of her element.  Girl from Brooklyn attempts to acclimate to the King’s household.  The same friendly butler, the same grumpy housekeeper.
  • King is already promised to some snooty aristocratic woman that he’s really not that into but is supposed to marry.
  • Heroine brings a freshness to the stuffy realm, winning over the staff, the daughter, and eventually the King.
  • Snooty aristocratic girlfriend attempts to discredit her competition.
  • Heroine invited to attend the Christmas ball, has no dress, and is given one by a cook on the staff.
  • Has romantic dance with the King.
  • After she leaves to return home, the King runs after her pledging his love after one week and they live happily ever after.

Somebody give me originality!  I gave it three just because of the joy of watching Rupert Penry-Jones on screen.  He was a doll in a dull remake of a conglomeration of other stories rolled into a new one.

Oh, and belated Merry Christmas to you all!

  2 comments for “Crown for Christmas (Hallmark Movie 2015)

  1. February 4, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Hmm I've actually never seen this film before. But some my friends from saw and their feedback were positive. You know all Hallmark films are too kind or sweet.


  2. November 30, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Ienjoy all the Christmas movies you played one a couple of years ago about a veteran that came to town on a motorcycle his name was he went to work for a longer and help cut trees and Christmas trees Ed aster was in the movie


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: