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A Christmas in Royal Fashion

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Festive romance isn't original but promotes kindness.

Movie NR 2018 90 minutes
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The movie is far from original, the dialogue is full of exposition, and the acting a little hit and miss. But, at its heart, A Christmas in Royal Fashion is well-meaning, with plenty of positive messages. Busby is particularly likable as Kristin, portraying her as an ambitious but sweet young woman who finds herself getting sucked further and further into her deception. The story of a prince falling for someone outside of his social class echoes Cinderella, albeit with a modern spin. Juliana Sada's performance as Amy, a young girl in the children's hospital who shows wisdom and empathy that inspires the adults around her, is also reminiscent of Tiny Tim from A Christmas Carol.

The settings aren't particularly elaborate, but the film does have a solidly festive feel with its fairy tale narrative, plenty of Christmas trees, recognizably festive music, twinkling, and sleigh bell sound effects. Show a little forgiveness yourself, and it'll fill you with Christmas cheer.

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