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Netflix may be notoriously cagey with its streaming data, but it knows what you’re watching. And if you’re one of the 53 people who’s watched the Netflix original film A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days, it’s here to dunk on you.


“Christmas comes early for an aspiring young journalist when she’s sent abroad to get the scoop on a dashing prince who’s poised to be king,” reads the site’s description of the film, which was recently crowned as “quite possibly the best worst Christmas movie ever made” by BuzzFeed.

Netflix is leaning into that characterization, knowing that promoting this garbage film it produced as a new trash classic is probably the best way to make people watch it. Netflix Canada is taking it a step further, having changed its display name to “Netflix ‘Have You Seen A Christmas Prince?’ Canada.”

This may be part of a new overall social campaign at Neflix, whose 2017 “Year In Review” feature similarly called out the person who watched Bee Movie 357 times this year. (Didn’t they know you can watch the whole thing in three minutes?)


The moral here is that Netflix knows your streaming habits and will call you out for them.

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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