Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Now Available on DVD and Blu-Ray -- A Princess for Christmas (Review)


"Fairytale dreams come true this holiday season in Lionsgate Home Entertainment’s A Princess for Christmas arriving on DVD and Digital Download on October 16 for the whole family to enjoy! An ordinary girl from Buffalo gets swept away for Christmas to visit her long-lost royal family. Directed by Michael Damian (Marley & Me: The Puppy Years, Flicka 2), A Princess for Christmas stars the notable Sir Roger Moore (The Spy Who Loved Me) Katie McGrath (TV’s “Merlin”), Sam Heughan (Young Alexander the Great) and Travis Turner (Marley & Me: The Puppy Years). This soon to be holiday family-favorite includes a foil o-card and will be available just in time for holiday gifting for the suggested retail price of $14.98."


"Christmas is right around the corner and Jules Daly (McGrath) is doing her best to create a loving home as new guardian to her mischievous niece and nephew. But when she loses her job and an exasperated nanny on the same day, a mysterious and unexpected invitation arrives – travel to Europe and spend a royal Christmas with the children’s distant grandfather – the Duke of Castlebury Hall (Moore)! It’s a new world for Jules and the children as they discover their new prim and proper surroundings in the castle, but soon laughter begins to echo in the once quiet halls, filling everyone with renewed hope and joy for the season. And when Jules captures the heart of the dashing Prince Ashton (Heughan), both of their lives begin to change in unexpected ways! Featuring a faraway land, an enchanting romance and the unbreakable bonds of family, this inspirational tale is sure to become a new holiday tradition!"

Katie McGrath                  W.E., TV’s “Merlin,” Red Mist, Showtime’s “The Tudors”

Sam Heughan                   Young Alexander the Great, Emulsion, BBC’s “Doctors”
Miles Richardson             Flushed Away, Maurice, TV’s “Titanic”
Charlotte Salt                    TV’s “Wildfire,” Showtime’s “The Tudors,” TV’s “Bedlam”
Travis Turner                   Marley & Me: The Puppy Years, TV’s Trading Christmas
And Roger Moore            The Spy Who Loved Me, Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only


My Thoughts:

I am loving all the holiday movies I have reviewed lately, as it is getting me into the holiday spirit.  Yes, I know that we still have to celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving, but I am so tempted to start putting up Christmas decorations.  It seems each year when I put them up, usually after Thanksgiving, I am taking them down shortly thereafter, and really don't get to enjoy all the twinkling lights and festive decorations.  When do you put up your holiday decorations?  Well, if you are looking for a good movie to get you into the holiday spirits,  A Princess for Christmas, will do just that.  This movie previously aired on the Hallmark Channel, but I don't remember seeing it.

Prior to watching this movie, I did background research on it, and was surprised to see that Michael Damien directed and co-wrote this movie with his wife.  I remember listening to his music back in the 80's and recently caught him playing Danny Romalotti on the Young and Restless. I would never have thought Michael Damien would have written a great holiday movie about a princess, but he did, and it was great.  This family/romantic comedy flows nicely and keeps you engaged from start to finish.  I love how the characters are introduced and how we get to see them evolve.  Oh, I forgot to mention how beautiful the make believe Castlebury was.  Even though this movie was filmed in Romania at a real castle, it had a fairytale feel to it, and the snow falling all around, really got you into the holiday spirit.  You would wish you could visit Castlebury and stay in the castle.  I would love to. :-)

If you love heartwarming holiday films, then you will love A Princess for Christmas.  The characters really make the film, and both parents and children will enjoy sitting down together to watch it.  I can't wait until Thanksgiving when my family comes to visit, as I plan to share with wonderful movie with them.  Once this film puts everyone in the holiday spirit, then we can begin putting up the Christmas tree and decorations.  The countdown is on. :-)  And, for those who like sequels, they are working on a part 2 of this film.  I can't wait!!!

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. This looks like a great family movie! I like princess movies and so does my daughter :)