Honestly, this episode was a long time coming.
A Christmas Prince is rich in cultural influences, from the lives and loves of historical real-life royals, to classic fairy tales, to… investigative journalism, I guess?
We also discuss other vitally important topics, like the dystopian alternate universe in which the movies take place and the cultural relevance of Volvos. (Volvo is not a sponsor of Pop DNA.)
Our commentary for Netflix’s The Knight Before Christmas is free on our Patreon page! Happy Holidays!
Screenwriter’s Royal inspirations, as told to Entertainment Tonight
More real-life Royal-Commoner marriages
The Brothers Grimm story of Rumpelstiltskin
The geography of A Christmas Prince
More information on Spina Bifida
Just For Fun
Jenny Nicholson’s Dystopian Alternate Reality theory:
(Rhonda = Princess Emily; Erin = Prince Richard)