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Crown for Christmas (2015)

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After getting fired from her job as a maid at a ritzy New York City hotel, Allie reluctantly accepts a temporary gig as the governess to a young girl who is part of a powerful family in Europe that lives in a castle.

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Alex Zamm

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danica McKellar ... Allie Evans
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Max
Ellie Botterill ... Theodora
Pavel Douglas ... Fergus
Colin McFarlane ... Chancellor Riggs
Amy Marston ... Miss Wick
Alexandra Evans ... Celia
Emma Burdon-Sutton ... Mrs. Claiborne
Rose Neville ... Lisa
Rollo Skinner ... Aaron
Deborah Moore ... Mrs. Hinden
Cristian Bota Cristian Bota ... Carter
Isabela Neamtu Isabela Neamtu ... Baroness Miruna
Matei Negrescu Matei Negrescu ... Count Busteni
Salvador Morales Salvador Morales ... The Nelson Kid
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Allie Evans is a maid who just lost her job at a hotel for not getting a client's room prepared in time. She is then hired by a man named Fergus (who is working for a hotel patron that overheard what happened to her) where he invites her to the European country of Winshire to work as a governess for his employer. Upon arrival, Allie discovers that Fergus' boss is King Maximillian and meets his daughter Theodora who had been terrorizing other authority figures since the untimely death of her mother the Queen of Winshire. As Allie bonds with Theodora while getting acquainted to the other servants and Chancellor Riggs, she learns that King Maximillian is scheduled to be wed to Countess Celia. Written by Rtkat3

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Trivia

Allie's explaining fractions to Theodora using cookie pieces is a reference to Danica McKellar, who is a mathematician, having written a series of children's books on math. See more »

Goofs

When Allie calls her sister, it is Christmas Eve afternoon (light outside) in Europe but Christmas Eve night in New York city where it would have been 4 or 5 hours earlier. See more »

Quotes

Theodora: [to Celia and Max] Miss Evans says that you should never yell at a child. If you're angry, just lean in and whisper quietly. It's scarier.
Allie: [to Celia and Max] That was more of a joke.
Theodora: [to Celia and Max] Miss Evans says that good parenting lies somewhere between "Don't do that" and "What the heck."
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References Downton Abbey (2010) See more »

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Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
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well, what do you expect - it's Hallmark!
28 November 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

We've all seen this film a million times, most notably, "The Sound of Music." But this is the Hallmark Channel, a network to see clean films featuring actors from soap operas, 90210, Dancing with the Stars, and that ilk. It's the kind of thing you'd watch if your parents were in the room rather than, say, Boardwalk Empire.

Allie (Danica McKellar) is fired from her job as a maid in a fancy hotel in New York. She takes a job in Europe as a governess to a king's daughter and moves into the castle.

The king is played by MI-5's Rupert Penry-Jones, actually kind of a big actor to be in a film like this. Nevertheless, as soon as we see his handsome face and hear that accent, we know what's going to happen.

Of course, there's the fiancée (Alexandra Evans) that he doesn't love but must marry for dynastic reasons and some good character actors.

Danica McKellar is well known from "The Wonder Years." She's very pretty and I was shocked to find out she that she's forty! She easily can pass for someone in her twenties. She gives a lovely performance. Penry-Jones is always good and does the dignified, formal kingly bit very well.

This is an enjoyable movie to be taken just as it is, sweet and romantic.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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