Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
2 minute read
5 Nov 2021
12:00 pm

Your first look at Netflix’s ‘How To Ruin Christmas’ season two

Kaunda Selisho

New episodes of ‘How To Ruin Christmas' season two will be available to stream on 10 December with the chaotic Sello and Twala families.

Thando Thabethe as Beauty Sello and Sandile Mahlangu as Sbu Twala in 'How To Ruin Christmas'. Picture: Twitter

Streaming giant Netflix has finally announced the streaming date of the sequel to their smash-hit South African Christmas dramedy (drama and comedy) How To Ruin Christmas.

Simply called How To Ruin Christmas 2 new episodes will be available to stream worldwide on 10 December and viewers will finally get to see what chaos the Sello and Twala families will bring this year.

How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (aka ‘How To Ruin Christmas 1’) is the creation of the funny Ramaphakela siblings (Katleho, Tshepo and Rethabile) of Burnt Onion Productions.

It follows the storyline of troublesome older sister Tumi Sello played by Busisiwe Lurayi, whose younger sister Beauty Sello (Thando Thabethe) is getting married. The whole family expects Tumi to ruin the wedding (which she does), as the dysfunctional family’s dirty laundry is aired progressively during the film. But Tumi is not the only one causing trouble…

ALSO READ: Have you seen the trailer for ‘How to Ruin Christmas’?

There are some interesting appearances, such as industry favourites Rami Chuene, portraying Aunt Grace, and Trevor Gumbi as Siya Twala. It doesn’t stop there. Legends such as Nandi Nyembe who plays Gogo Twala, Desmond Dube portraying Uncle Shadrack and Keketso Semoko as Aunt Moipone, all feature in the romcom.

Executive producer, Rethabile Ramaphakela said in a statement: “I don’t think the African continent has seen a Christmas show quite like this before. What makes How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding so great is the fact that every single person across Mzansi and the world can relate to at least one of the many colourful characters from the show and we’re excited to showcase our creativity on a global service like Netflix.”


“When we created the series, we certainly didn’t think our days would be spent fielding threatening questions, even from our own friends and family, on when these, and other story questions will be answered. Well, thanks to Netflix, we get to put everyone out of their misery, as we get to ruin Christmas yet again!” added he Ramaphakela’s shortly after the second season of the mini series was announced. 

“Gearing up for another season honestly feels like getting ready to go home for Christmas, where you get to see and catch up with your favourite and messy, family members. And no families are messier than the Sellos and the Twalas, who are now, bound in matrimony.”