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How to ruin Christmas: the wedding
September 27, 2021
2 min

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding

One of the few Netflix Original South African TV series is a family drama that is all about chaos, comedy of errors. In “How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding” one sees a blend of traditional and cultural nuances with a modern love story, which is really refreshing. The Series has all the different emotional tastes such as fun, anger, sadness and many other emotional outlets. The series was first aired on Netflix in December 2020.


Tumi Seal is the pivot of this comedy drama. After staying away for several years, Tumi has returned to her home to spend her holidays. However, this family reunion leads to a comedy of errors resulting in running the wedding preparations of her sister’s wedding.

Tumi now runs against time to make things correct and save herself from the agony of running her sister’s wedding for the rest of her life.


Johny Barbuzano is the director of the comedy drama “How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding” which stars Busi Lurayi, Thando Thabethe, and Yonda Thomas. Busi Lurayi plays the protagonist in the series; the role of Tumi Sello.

The series has three episodes:

1.** It’s Not What It Looks Like

  1. I’ll Handle This

  2. Cant a Girl Catch a Break**

The cast of the series is not world renown, however, some have done exceptional work in the South African local TV and movies. Below is the list of the entire cast of “How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding”.

• Busi Lurayi as Tumi Sello

• Thando Thabethe as Beauty Sello

• Yonda Thomas as Khaya Manqele

• Nambitha Ben-Mazwi as Refiloe

• Clementine Mosimane as Dineo Sello

• Sandile Mahlangu as Sbu Twala

• Motlatsi Mafatshe as Themba Twala

• Lehlohonolo Saint Seseli as Vusi Twala

• Charmaine Mtinta as Valencia Twala

• Swankie Mafoko as Lydia Twala

• Lethabo Bereng as Cousin Bokang

• Desmond Dube as Uncle Shadrack

• Rami Chuene as Aunt Grace

• Keketso Semoko as Aunt Moipone

• Nandi Nyembe as Gogo Twala

• Dippy Padi as Thando

• Trevor Gumbi as Siya Twala

• Kagiso Rathebe as Terrence

Where can I watch it?

“How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding” is a Netflix original production and you can watch it on Netflix.

Why do People like this Movie/TV Show so much?

“How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding” is a family drama that is full of emotions, fun, and pure nuances. Similarly, the season is extremely engaging. Viewers stay stuck to their TV screens until the end of the series.

Another likable thing about the season is that it has a distinct cultural touch to it.

It is relatable for the general audience. This is why the viewers of the season have rated this series so high.

It has an audience score of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The likeability of the season can be assessed from the fact that the public is repeatedly asking when the second season of “How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding” is coming

Will there be season 2 of the comedy-drama series “How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding”?

What Khaya have to tell Tumi?

This is a question that is left unanswered in the first season of the series.

The only complaint viewers seem to have with this particular TV series is that it ended too soon. Season 1 of the series consists of just three episodes. Viewers who are already impressed by this family drama are want to know if and when the second season is coming.

For all the fans of the show, the good news is that the 2nd season is coming. According to Netflix, the second season of “How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding” will be premiered on Netflix in December 2021 keeping in line with the Christmas theme.


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