I have this horrible obsession with finishing things I started. Possibly because every personality test I have taken says that it should be something I struggle with. I can only blame this obsession for the reason I decided to watch the third Christmas Prince film on Netflix as part of Mr O and my third annual Christmas watchathon.
We’re back in the imaginary land of Aldovia again and this time Queen Amber (Rose McIver) is up the duff and on the verge of popping out the royal baby. While she plans her perfect hypnobirthing experience and King Richard (Ben Lamb) waits on her hand and foot there’s a lot going on in the palace.
It’s the hundred year anniversary of peace between Aldovia and the equally imaginary country of Pengalia and time for the ceremonial treaty signing. King Tai (Kevin Shen) and his frosty queen, Ming (Momo Yeung) have arrived to do the honours but when the treaty vanishes, all hell breaks loose.
Now Amber and Ben must find the treaty and get it signed by Christmas eve or risk war and some kind of curse on their unborn baby.
I mean, what can I say? Amber in this Ben are absolutely perfect… as is their relationship. Their level of adoration for each other is so sickly it might make you feel a bit nauseous. There is a load of “bait and switch” going on with some of the characters that is so silly it doesn’t make any sense and the reappearance of every past character for no apparent reason is jarring.
On the plus side, if there is one, the omnipresent Christmas decorations are magnificent and fairy tale like so there’s a fair bit of eye candy if you like that kind of thing.
You will miss absolutely nothing if you choose not to watch this film. I would highly recommend completely avoiding it.