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  • - [Narrator] It's time to talk about

  • the Netflix Christmas universe,

  • also known as the NCU.

  • Let us know which holiday hit is your favorite

  • in the comments.

  • The NCU is a magical, romantic holiday world

  • where most of the men are royal bachelors

  • and most of the women are Vanessa Hudgens.

  • If you're a heroine working for the holidays,

  • a spontaneous carol singer,

  • or a potentially magical old person,

  • you might just be in the NCU.

  • There are 10 total films in the NCU.

  • In order of release, they are "A Christmas Prince,"

  • "Christmas Inheritance," "The Holiday Calendar,"

  • "The Princess Switch,"

  • "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding,"

  • "Holiday in the Wild," "The Knight Before Christmas,"

  • "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby,"

  • "Operation Christmas Drop,"

  • and "The Princess Switch: Switched Again."

  • The NCU began with 2017's "A Christmas Prince."

  • This movie established the story basis

  • for each of these films.

  • - Come with me, please.

  • - [Narrator] An everyday heroine

  • enters a magical Christmas world

  • where she finds love and herself.

  • Beyond this, "A Christmas Prince" and its two sequels

  • undoubtedly form the main pillar of the cinematic universe.

  • Think of Amber as Iron Man and if Amber is Iron Man,

  • then Vanessa Hudgens is Captain America

  • and the Hulk and Thor.

  • - Do I really need to explain?

  • - [Narrator] While "The Princess Switch"

  • and "The Princess Switch: Switched Again"

  • obviously form the second royal pillar of the NCU,

  • "The Knight Before Christmas" also ties in more subtly.

  • - Your great grandmother's cousin Cecil

  • fled the country after a dalliance

  • with a vulgar American divorcee.

  • It was rumored that Cecil settled in the United States.

  • - [Narrator] And if Cecil has one descendant in America,

  • why not two?

  • This explains how Brooke fits into this world.

  • She's another holiday-loving Hudgens

  • destined for royal romance.

  • These films have similarly enchanting royal stories

  • but "A Christmas Prince" and "The Princess Switch"

  • are also connected in deeper and more meaningful ways.

  • - We feel a review is prudent.

  • - [Narrator] Aldovia, Belgravia, and Montenaro

  • are the three fictional countries

  • prominently featured in these two film series.

  • In "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby,"

  • this map even confirms

  • that Aldovia and Belgravia are neighbors.

  • Of course, the first link between these two worlds

  • came in "The Princess Switch," when Kevin and Margaret

  • watched "A Christmas Prince" on Netflix.

  • - Your favorite?

  • - No, it's your favorite.

  • - Right.

  • - [Narrator] Then, in the sequel,

  • Amber and Edward are actually present

  • at Lady Margaret's coronation.

  • This suggests that within the NCU,

  • these movies could be biopics or even documentaries,

  • rather than fictional films.

  • It follows that the televised appearance

  • of the other movies, including "The Holiday Calendar,"

  • "Christmas Inheritance," and "Holiday in the Wild,"

  • would be documentaries or biopics as well.

  • - There is nothing like a happy ending to make someone cry.

  • - [Narrator] The biopic slash documentary angle makes sense,

  • as each of these 10 films is focused on

  • a particularly newsworthy story.

  • Just like a royal wedding,

  • the transformation of a party heiress

  • or the saving of an elephant orphanage

  • are real events that are likely famous enough within the NCU

  • to be made into films.

  • Even "Operation Christmas Drop,"

  • which has yet to appear on Vanessa Hudgens' TV,

  • establishes just how newsworthy

  • the story is within the movie.

  • But you're probably still wondering,

  • "How exactly did this universe get started?"

  • Well, all of the films in the NCU are made by MPCA

  • in partnership with Netflix and produced by Brad Krevoy.

  • It all began when they needed a film to have on TV

  • in 2018's "The Holiday Calendar."

  • The creators decided to intentionally link the films

  • in deeper and more complex ways,

  • planting Easter eggs, or acorns,

  • in their other collaborations with Netflix, too.

  • - What with the Belgravians here in Aldovia as well,

  • it seems royals marrying outside of the noble classes

  • has become quite fashionable.

  • - [Narrator] And that's everything you need to know

  • about the Netflix Christmas universe.

  • Thanks for watching and happy holidays.

  • (orchestral music)

- [Narrator] It's time to talk about

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