- Cliché Storm: Hardly breaks new ground from other Hallmark or Lifetime Christmas films, which in itself is an appeal for some.
- Idiot Plot: In the sequel, it's revealed that the reason the New Aldovia Initiative has been failing is because shell corporations have been outbidding local companies and taking the money out of the country. Given the freedom that procurement departments have in selecting bids, it should be relatively easy to choose actual Aldovian companies to tackle projects, bidding wars or not. Not only that, but Amber is repeatedly ignored by suggesting an inquiry into the royal books, and there seems to have been no proper investigation into the matter in the first place despite everyone being aware of the mysterious hemorrhaging of funds. Then again, Lord Leopold is the guy who would be doing the investigating.
- Narm Charm: Not quite award-winning material, but many enjoyed it nonetheless.
- Overshadowed by Controversy: Due to a tweet from the official Netflix account. Some saw the tweet as funny, some saw it as demeaning to fans of the movie, and some saw it as an invasion of Netflix users' privacy.
- So Bad, It's Good: The main page quote has the film as an example of this, though others see it as So Okay, It's Average.
- Unintentionally Unsympathetic: In the sequel, it can be hard to side with the royals upset that their Christmas is being ruined when it's already been shown that plenty of Aldovian plebeians have been suffering from low wages and unemployment.
YMMV / A Christmas Prince