Victoria

Victoria

The Christmas Special. Comfort and Joy

DVD - 2017
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As Christmas approaches, Victoria is uncharacteristically melancholy, bereft without Baroness Lehzen, and the festive season reminds her of her lonely childhood spent isolated at Kensington. Albert, on the other hand, is gripped by an obsession with staging the perfect family Christmas, and ruffles feathers as he transforms the Palace into a magical festive wonderland. But Victoria is furious to find that Albert has invited two very unwelcome house guests - meddling Uncle Leopold, and the person that Victoria holds responsible for her miserable Christmas memories: her mother. Based on a true life story, Captain Forbes arrives with a gift for the Queen - a young African princess named Sarah. Victoria cannot understand Albert's objection, and welcomes Sarah into the royal nursery, giving her the lavish attention that she feels she was denied as a princess. 'Tis the season for historic enmities to finally climax, new romances to blossom and sacrifices to be made . . . but a terrifying ice skating accident on the frozen lake calls the couple's priorities into question, and Victoria and Albert finally realize that they must leave behind the pain of their upbringings if they are to give their own children the Christmas that they never had.
Publisher: Distributed by Roadshow Entertainment, Australia : [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD VICT
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 89 min.)
Alternative Title: Victoria. Comfort and joy

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LoganLib_JennyI Aug 01, 2018

This special release Christmas DVD is actually the finale episode of Season 2, "Comfort and Joy".
It is a wonderful episode which depicts many true situations from history, albeit not in the correct chronology. Prince Albert really did introduce the tradition of Christmas trees to Eng... Read More »


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LoganLib_JennyI Aug 01, 2018

This special release Christmas DVD is actually the finale episode of Season 2, "Comfort and Joy".
It is a wonderful episode which depicts many true situations from history, albeit not in the correct chronology. Prince Albert really did introduce the tradition of Christmas trees to England from the traditions he enjoyed as a child at Christmas in Germany.
The risque portrait commissioned by Victoria of herself is an real painting, however it was given to Albert on his 24th birthday, not at Christmas.
The African princess, Sarah, given to Queen Victoria as a "gift" was a real person and although she never lived in the royal household, she was supported with her education and financially by the Queen, who was her Godmother.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching this episode again and look forward to Season 3.

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