Review: 3 Christmas Movies from Netflix

There's a reason I'm showing the movie poster for The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russell. I'll get to that later.

During the last 2 weeks, I've watched the latest Christmas movies offered by Netflix. Darling Hubby was a good sport about it. 

The ones he didn't like he was kind enough to just roll his eyes and snicker unlike our son-in-law who feels required to make snide remarks from opening credits to the end.

{Rolling my eyes!}

The Netflix Christmas movies most anticipated were The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star starring Vanessa Hudgens; Father Christmas Is Back starring Kelsey Grammer, Elizabeth Hurley, and an ensemble cast; and A Castle for Christmas starring Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes with Lee Ross playing the duke's footman/sidekick/castle tour guide. FYI, Lee Ross has the best lines of the movie.

The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

Vanessa Hudgens gamely stars in the 3rd take on lookalike girls impersonating each other. The first movie was good. The second was okay. This one gave me the impression that the wrap party shown in the closing credits had everyone—especially the prince who ended up with the American girl from the first movie—thinking: "Thank God I don't have to repeat this role which showed my character getting dumber with each movie."

Best thing about PS3 was Hudgens ability to tackle 3 characters in one movie.

 Father Christmas Is Back

Elizabeth Hurley's boobs stole the show. This movie was a hoot even though some parts were excessively annoying. Overall, enjoyable.

A Castle for Christmas

Oh, if fiction was only like real life. Brooke Shields is a multi-millionaire romance author. {Another eyeroll from me.} Cary Elwes is a duke in Scotland with a castle he can't afford. I'll be honest. The best thing about this movie was the tartan evening gown Ms. Shields wears to the ball.

Yet, somehow Cary Elwes and Brooke Shields make you like them individually. Together, maybe a few sparks. Of course, it's set in Scotland an has a castle and Westley from The Princess Bride, so watch it and judge for yourself.

Takeaway Truth

Why the poster for The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russell, a movie that premiered in 2018? Because it's still the most fun Christmas movie in years. If you see a great holiday movie, leave a comment and tell us all about it.

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