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A Winter Princess (2019)

TV-G | | Romance | TV Movie 18 January 2019
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Princess Carly, working incognito at a ski resort, must team up with the owner's brother, Jesse, to plan the resort's 50th anniversary celebration.

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Allan Harmon

Writer:

Erinne Dobson (teleplay)
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Credited cast:
Natalie Hall ... Carly / Princess Carlotta
Chris McNally ... Jesse
Lara Gilchrist ... Allison
Casey Manderson ... Prince Gustav
Brendon Zub ... Prince Emile
Mackenzie Gray ... King Kristof
Kazumi Evans ... Brittany
Lossen Chambers ... Dee
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Jason Desautels ... Extra
Bernie Yao ... Charlie
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When Carly plans Snowden Peak's Snow Ball with Jesse, their attraction is undeniable. But when Carly's twin, Prince Gustav, arrives her royal identity is nearly exposed. As Jesse and Carly decide to hold the ball at Summit Lodge, they make the gala a fundraiser to turn the resort into a year-round destination. But without a celebrity draw, investors aren't interested, and Snowden Peak is put up for sale. Too bad no one knows any royalty who could entice affluent socialites to the gala, which could raise enough money to make Snowden Peak a four-season resort for royalty and commoners alike. Written by hallmark

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Aired as the third of five original films in The Hallmark Channel's 2019 "Winterfest" lineup. See more »

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More Lame Than Usual Hallmark movie
6 January 2020 | by gordonm888See all my reviews

This is a typical Hallmark film populated by physically beautiful actors playing characters that have no apparent interest in sex, sports, movies, social media, video games, religion, music or much of anything except, "family," "event planning" and 'gingerbread house building competitions."

Our heroine, an incognito European princess, is planning a Christmas Eve 'Snow Ball' event in a venue atop a ski resort. She gets stranded in the snow for several hours with her male love interest, and while looking at the snowy scenery and the night stars she suddenly gets a breakthrough idea for the "decorating theme" for the Snow Ball. What could it be? The decorating theme for the venue, she breathlessly discloses, will be "A Winter Wonderland." My, how the scriptwriters must have broken their backs coming up with that creative idea.

The Princess' brother, Prince Gustav, and his friend (yet another European prince) are seen getting on a gondola and heading to the top of the mountain for what they say is a double black diamond ski run. In the next scene, they are seen skiing on what appears to be a snow-covered access road - not even a bunny slope. Aw, c'mon, put a little effort into creating a good film, please?

The standard Hallmark Christmas sin is to have their set designers drape everything with white LED lights (and nothing else) and then to have wordly, sophisticated guests babble on about how amazing and unprecedented the decorations are. A Winter Princess is no exception: the Christmas decorations on their sets are cheap, uncreative and required no thought.

On the positive side, Natalie Hall and Chris McNally are both stunningly good-looking as the romantic leads (not much chemistry between them though.) The ski resort scenery is spectacular. And at least we didn't hear one of the lovers say "you weren't honest with me! You didn't tell me you were European royalty! I . . . don't want to see you any more." - the unforgivable thigh-slapping, jaw-dropping Hallmark cliche that is used to create narrative tension in most of their European Royalty films.

Instead of this lame film, check out 'A Prince for Christmas', an Ion channel Made-for-TV film, to see the best of the recent European Royalty Christmas romances.


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USA

Language:

English

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18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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