Set to premiere as part of the Hallmark Channel’s A Countdown to Christmas lineup. Christmas at the Palace stars Merritt Patterson and Andrew Cooper in a movie plot that sounds at once ridiculous and totally watchable. Patterson plays Katie, a former professional ice skater, who finds herself with an interesting gig just in time for the holiday season. It seems the the king of San Senova, Alexander (Cooper), needs someone to help his daughter perfect her ice skating skills in time for a Christmas performance. Enter Katie, who is definitely going to fall in love with the very single king while she’s teaching his daughter her moves on the ice.
There’s sure to be conflict, of course. After all, the king’s subjects may not be pleased with him falling in love with an American commoner, even if she does have seriously impressive ice skating skills. That’s all part of the fun though. Without a few bumps, Katie’s road to becoming queen of San Senova would be way too smooth.