Tři oříšky pro Popelku, also known as Three Wishes for Cinderella is a Czechoslovak/East German fairy-tale film from 1973.
It was directed by Václav Vorlíček in co-production between DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme and Barrandov Studios. The story was based on a fairy tale written by Božena Němcová (a Bohemian variation of the classic Cinderella fairytale).
The film had its international premiere in East Berlin in 1973 and is until today a popular Christmas holiday film in many European countries.
The film has become a holiday classic in several European countries. It is shown on TV around Christmas time every year in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Norway, Sweden, sometimes in Ukraine and Russia. In some countries, there are multiple broadcasts during December. This film's status has been likened to that held by Frank Capra's 1946 It's a Wonderful Life in the United States as a holiday staple.