Tuesday, December 18, 2018

*31 Days of Christmas* Christmas at the Palace

Thanksgiving is over and the countdown to Christmas has officially begun (at least in my house). I don't limit myself to just reading cheesy Christmas romances during this time of year. Oh no. I also find myself binge watching Christmas movies on Netflix and the Hallmark Channel. And I thought, why not incorporate that into my blog as well. So I give you the 31 Days of Christmas (which will be much easier to accomplish with movies than books like I've tried to do in past years).

Next up is Christmas at the Palace.

Watched on: Hallmark
Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Originally aired on: 22 November 2018
Directed by: I was unable to find this information.
Starring: Merritt Patterson, Andrew Cooper, and Brittany Bristow
Please see IMDb for full cast and crew info.


Katie, a former professional ice skater (Patterson), is hired by the king of San Senova, Alexander, to help his daughter in a Christmas ice skating performance. As Katie spends time in the castle and with the king, she and Alex begin to develop feelings for each other and ultimately fall in love. But will the tradition-loving people of San Senova allow their king to make a foreigner their queen?


Alex has some big shoes to fill as king of San Senova, especially where Christmas is concerned, and he's less than enthusiastic about it, so much so that he's become known as The Grinch King. When his daughter meets Katie and Jessica, she hatches a plan to redeem his reputation with the nation, but also to return some Christmas spirit to the castle. 

This movie features a bonus secondary romance that blossoms between the supporting characters that is really sweet. It's like watching a nerdy best friend meet their nerd mate and realize that they're in nerd love. I think I almost liked their romance better than Katie and Alex's, maybe because I related more to the slight awkwardness between them. 

This movie includes a last minute Christmas performance, Christmas tree decorating, handmade stocking making, cookie baking, and Christmas caroling.

This movie hits all the major Christmas traditions and engenders the basic emotions of most Christmas romances so I will definitely watch it again in the future. 

My Rating
Check Out My Other Christmas Movie Reviews


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The Princess Switch starring Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, & Nick Sagar
The Holiday Calendar starring Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, and Ethan Peck
The Christmas Switch starring Natasha Henstridge, Brian Kraus, and Cedric Smith
48 Christmas Wishes starring Khiyla Aynne, Elizabeth Ellsworth, and Maya Franzoi
The Spirit of Christmas starring Thomas Beaudoin, Kati Salowsky, and Steven A. Miller
A Shoe Addict's Christmas starring Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane, and Jean Smart
Mingle All the Way starring Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty, and Lindsay Wagner
A Majestic Christmas starring Jerrika Hinton, Christian Vincent, and Adaya Ariana
Finding Santa starring Eric Winter, Jodie Sweetin, and Jay Brazeau
It's Christmas, Eve starring LeAnn Rimes, Tyler Hynes, and Gwynyth Walsh
Christmas Next Door starring Jesse Metcalfe, Fiona Gubelmann, and Brittany Bristow
A Christmas Melody starrinLacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, and Kathy Najimy
The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, and Judah Lewis
Once Upon a Holiday starring Briana Evigan, Paul Campbell, and Greg Evigan
Christmas Inheritance starring Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy, and Andie MacDowell
The Most Wonderful Time of Year starring Brooke Burns, Henry Winkler, and Warren Christie
Sleigh Bells Ring starring Erin Cahill, David Alpay, and Dakota Guppy
Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa starring Andrew Baker, Rukiya Bernard, and Michelle Choi-Lee
Homegrown Christmas starring Lori Loughlin, Matt Hamilton, and Gwynyth Walsh
Christmas at Pemberley Manor starring Jessica Lowndes, Michael Rady, and Cole Gleason

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