Netflix shared some very important news for holiday-movie lovers on March 11. The official Netflix Twitter account posted an image teasing a new “A Christmas Prince” movie and announced some exciting news for the movie’s royal couple, Amber and Prince Richard of Aldovia.
Spoiler alert! They’re expecting!
OK, it’s not that much of a spoiler considering the film will be called “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby,” but that doesn’t make the news any less exciting.
The tweet also announced that the movie will be available to stream on Netflix this holiday season, so there’s already a lot to look forward to come Christmas 2019:
Some personal news… pic.twitter.com/LXjzFc6U9D
— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) March 11, 2019
As you might imagine, fans and those who love to hate sappy Christmas movies alike are equally excited to stream this on Netflix over the holidays:
Twitter user @SydneyRynearson said this is “exactly what the holiday season needed”:
Thank God this is exactly what the holiday season needed
— Sydney Rynearson ♌️ (@SydneyRynearson) March 12, 2019
And Twitter user @kelswid couldn’t wait to share the news with friends:
— Kelsey Widman (@kelswid) March 11, 2019
And because it’s just not a viewing party without the whole crew, Twitter user @bhall321 is ready for another “wild night” of Netflix-watching:
Can't wait for another wild night pic.twitter.com/UIYoeu0sq8
— Brennan (@bhall321) March 11, 2019
And even though Twitter user @BethanyKhan doesn’t seem like the biggest “A Christmas Prince” fan, this movie will still be watched come December. Because who could resist?:
@AmandaKhan310 *adds to bad Christmas movies to hate watch this December queue.
— 🅱️ethany Khan (@BethanyKhan) March 11, 2019
According to the Daily Beast, the “A Christmas Prince” movie rose in popularity after Netflix tweeted calling out 53 people who had watched the movie every single day for 18 days straight:
To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?
— Netflix (@netflix) December 11, 2017
Understandably, people had to see what all of the fuss was about!
The movie’s popularity led to a sequel, “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding,” which was released last year.
On the chance that you’re completely unfamiliar with these films: They center around a journalist named Amber, played by Rose McIver, who’s sent to Aldovia to cover a “scandalous” prince, played by Ben Lamb. When the prince misses a press conference, Amber refuses to give up on getting her story and pretends to be a tutor for the princess in order to have access to the castle and the royal family.
Long story short, the prince and Amber meet and fall in love, because as it turns out, the press has it all wrong — he’s not the playboy everyone thinks he is.
Watch this trailer from the Netflix YouTube channel to get a feel for the film that started it all:
Then, the second movie picks up where the first left off, and as the movie’s title suggests, features a royal wedding.
The third film will obviously feature the couple welcoming a baby and living as a royal family of three.
Make sure you’ve got the Christmas cookies and the popcorn ready to watch the third movie as soon as it’s available on Netflix later this year!