A Not So Royal Christmas 

Welcome to the Girls Gone Hallmark podcast – a weekly (sometimes more) Hallmark movie review podcast! In this episode, your favorite co-hosts Megan and Wendy are breaking down the Hallmark Channel movie “A Not So Royal Christmas.” We’ll discuss the plot, what we liked, what we wished for, and some of our favorite delightful scenes. Put your earbuds in and dive into the Nordic world of “A Not So Royal Christmas” with us!

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About “A Not So Royal Christmas”

  • Filmed in Ontario Canada, not Scandinavia. Nordin is not a real country.
  • Director – Jonathan Wright – His 23 directing credits are mostly Hallmark and include both “The Royal Nanny” and “Jolly Good Christmas” from 2023.
  • Writer Anna White has 20 TV movie writing credits, mostly Hallmark and Hallmark-esque movies but she’s also “Cheer Camp Killer” and “Killer Cheer Mom” on her resume.

Related Podcast Episode: Girls Gone Hallmark reviews “The Royal Nanny”

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  • Brooke D’Orsay (Charlotte) – Brooke’s first Hallmark movie was titled “Miss Christmas” in 2017 and has been a staple for the network ever since. She was a lead on “Royal Pains” on USA, had a multi-episode arc on “Two and Half Men,” and played Dead Deb in “Drop Dead Diva.”

Related Podcast Episode: Brooke D’Orsay and Kris Polaha in “A Dickens of a Holiday!”

  • Will Kemp (Adam) – This isn’t Will’s first royal role on Hallmark, as he appeared in “Royal Matchmaker” for the network in 2018, launching his career for Hallmark.
  • Roy Lewis (Sir Gustus) – Roy has 42 acting credits including six TV Christmas movies and the Chris Farley movie “Tommy Boy.”
  • Taylor Love (Kirsten) – Taylor has 22 acting credits, but this is her first Hallmark movie. Previously she could be seen in the TV series “Shelved,” “Summer Memories” and “The Most Dangerous Game.”

Related Podcast Episode: Review of Will Kemp and “Jolly Good Christmas”

Who Was in “A Not So Royal Christmas?”

See a familiar face? Here is the complete list of actors appearing in “A Not So Royal Christmas.”

  • Lisa Bunting (Rayna)
  • Michael Hough (Jensen)
  • Lindsay Owen Pierre (Tony)
  • Maria Alice Frankis  (Alice)
  • Diane L. Johnstone (Trina)
  • Fuad Ahmed (Advisor) 
  • Lisa Ryder (Advisor to the King)
  • Peter Millard (King of Nordin)
  • Toni Ellwand (Queen of Nordin)
  • Andrew Hodwitz (Bowden)
  • Jose Arias (Curious Tourist)
  • Ron Lea (Charlotte’s Dad)

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Girls Gone Hallmark reviews Hallmark movies, including the channel's annual Countdown to Christmas movies.
Girls Gone Hallmark reviews Hallmark movies, including the channel's annual Countdown to Christmas movies.

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