Lovely film and everything about it was heart-warming, joyful, and yes, perfectly 'Christmas'-y. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is the female lead. The supporting female lead was a much better actor and was much more believable. Yes, loving Christmas ought to keep joy in your heart and while it's definitely lovely to be happy, the female lead was way too smiley the whole time. Sadly, the perpetual smiley face seemed quite artificial after a while, taking away from her acting...wish the director had caught that and given her more freedom to be a real human being instead of (sorry but it did seem this way halfway through) someone acting in a very long toothpaste commercial. At times, the young actor playing the princess was a better actor when she had scenes with the lead (?!).