All of the hidden details in Netflix’s original holiday movies, which are set in the same universe

Netflix’s original holiday movies have a number of ties to one another. Netflix
  • In December 2019, Netflix confirmed that all of its original holiday films are interconnected and contain both sneaky and obvious references to each other.
  • For example, “A Christmas Prince” (2017) can be seen on a TV in “The Holiday Calendar” (2018) and “The Princess Switch” (2018).
  • The fictional kingdom of Aldovia from “A Christmas Prince” is mentioned in “The Knight Before Christmas” (2019).
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A few years after releasing its first original holiday film, Netflix has built an entire Christmas universe.

In the past, the streaming service confirmed that its many Christmas flicks are set in “Netflix’s Holiday Movie Universe,” meaning that the films are interconnected often mention one another in both subtle and obvious ways.

Here are all of the movie connections that viewers have picked up on so far:

In “The Knight Before Christmas” (2019), one character watches “Holiday in the Wild” (2019).

At about 25 minutes into the film, ‘Holiday in the Wild’ is playing on Brooke’s TV. Netflix

One of the most recent crossovers involves two of the streaming service’s 2019 holiday films.

In “The Knight Before Christmas,” Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) can be seen watching a scene from “Holiday in the Wild” on Brooke’s (Vanessa Hudgens’) TV.

Aldovia from “A Christmas Prince” (2017) is also mentioned in “The Knight Before Christmas.”

‘Your grandma and grandpa picked this up on their trip to Aldovia,’ Claire tells her daughter in the film. Netflix

A more subtle Easter egg occurs later in the film when Brooke’s sister Claire (Emmanuelle Chriqui) tells her daughter about an acorn ornament from Aldovia – which is the same kingdom that Queen Amber and King Richard rule over in the “Christmas Prince” franchise.

“Your grandma and grandpa picked this up on their trip to Aldovia,” Claire says in the film.

“The Princess Switch” (2018) shows two other Netflix holiday movies.

This happens about an hour and 10 minutes into the film. Netflix

In “The Princess Switch,” Kevin (Nick Sagar) goes to pick a holiday movie for him and Lady Margaret (Hudgens) to watch and he passes over “The Christmas Inheritance” (2017) and chooses “A Christmas Prince.”

Kevin, who thinks Lady Margaret is Stacy (also played by Hudgens), points out that “A Christmas Prince” is Stacy’s favourite movie.

In “The Holiday Calendar” (2018), we see two more Netflix movies.

She watches the movie on the 18th day of her advent calendar. Netflix

In “The Holiday Calendar,” Abby (Kat Graham) opens Netflix and passes on streaming “A Christmas Prince” in favour of watching “The Christmas Inheritance.”

This happens on the 18th day of her advent calendar.

The kingdom from “The Princess Switch” is referenced in “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby” (2019).

The map from ‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.’ Netflix

The third film in the series, “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby” contained several references to “The Princess Switch” kingdom of Belgravia, including a map that shows that it’s one of Aldovia’s neighbouring countries.

In another scene, Queen Ming of Penglia (Momo Yeung) can be heard telling Queen Amber (Rose McIver) that royals in Belgravia have been marrying outside of their class for quite some time.

This is also a nod to “The Princess Switch,” where Prince Edward of Belgravia (Sam Palladio) married “commoner” Stacy, who is a baker.

The royals from “A Christmas Prince” attend a coronation in “The Princess Switch: Switched Again” (2020).

‘A Christmas Prince’ characters in ‘The Princess Switch: Switched Again.’ Netflix

Amber (Rose McIver), Richard (Ben Lamb), and their baby from “A Christmas Prince” attend a coronation in the second “Princess Switch” film.

Some fans were confused because in the first “Princess Switch” film, we learn that “A Christmas Prince” is Stacy’s favourite movie.

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