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How to Ruin Christmas

Genres: Comedy, Miniseries, Comedy-Drama
Broadcast on: Netflix South Africa

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Seasons

Season 2 - The Funeral

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Netflix South Africa 10 Dec 2021 10 Dec 2021 Friday, 10h00 (all episodes) 4


Season 2


Season 1 was set in the surroundings of Johannesburg, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Westcliff and surrounds for the wedding of the season, but nothing went according to plan.

This time around, the families are looking forward to a quiet Christmas.

However, family rebel and black sheep Tumi Sello's plans get ruined, and so does Christmas, when a death affecting the Sello and Twala families sees her guilt-tripped into helping with the planning of a Christmas funeral.

When the funeral planning goes pear-shaped, all judgmental eyes fall on Tumi, and once again she has to spend the next couple of days trying to clear hers and the Sello name by saving a Christmas funeral from absolute disaster.

This season holds a lot of festive firsts for the blended family.

These include Beauty and Sbu's first wedding anniversary; Lydia and Themba's first Christmas as parents; and the family's first Christmas without their beloved matriarch, Gogo Twala, who unfortunately passes away after a fun-filled day under the not-so-watchful eye of Tumi Sello.

We follow the bereaved family to KwaZulu-Natal as they quickly band together on Christmas Day to plan the burial of Gogo Twala, which comes with its own set of challenges as the chief mourners descend into town to ensure a smooth service and After Tears reception.

We find out more about the vivacious Gogo Twala, who, of course, has her own secrets (did we expect anything less?) and dive deeper into the inner workings of the couples and families as the story unfolds.

New characters this season include:

Aunt Prudence
played by Thembi Nyandeni

The strict traditionalist aunt. She is a bully who always thinks she is right, even when she isn't.

She is very judgemental and is not afraid to voice her opinions.

She treats Valencia like a Makoti that needs to respect her and everything that she says.

Bab'Mkhize
played by Owen Sejake

Gogo Twala's lover, Bab'Mkhize is a reformed gangster who owns a small strip-club-cum-tavern in the Durban CBD.

He is notoriously known in the area and there are many stories about what he has done to people - but none of them verified.

He loves speaking English and in riddles that often confuse people.

Knowing Gog'Twala the best, he is also not afraid to enforce her wishes upon the Twala family.

Lulu
played by Tsumi Nkosi

Khaya's daughter Lulu, as she is affectionately known, is a smart 13-year-old who is going on 21.

She is self-sufficient and witty and gives as much as Tumi gives. She is bubbly and vibrant and loves to talk back.

Lulu is just as bummed as Tumi is about Khaya's 'super dad' act. She feels like he treats her as if she is seven and not thirteen and that's why she likes Tumi.

Tumi is real and she admires that.

A Netflix Original Series created and produced by Burnt Onion Productions, Season 2 is produced by Katleho, Tshepo and Rethabile Ramaphakela.

The head writers for Season 2 are Rethabile Ramaphakela and Katleho Ramaphakela, with a writing team including Lwazi Mvusi, Sunni Faba, Salah Sabiti and T.T. Sibisi.

The director is Johnny Barbuzano.

Music is by Samukelo Mahlalela.


Season 2 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)
 

Starring

Busi Lurayi		...	Tumi Sello (as Busisiwe Lurayi)
Thando Thabethe		...	Beauty Sello
Clementine Mosimane	...	Dineo Sello
Yonda Thomas		...	Khaya Manqele
Sandile Mahlangu	...	Sibusiso Twala
Motlatsi Mafatshe	...	Themba Twala
Saint Seseli		...	Vusi Twala
Charmaine Mtinta	...	Valencia Twala
Swankie Mafoko		...	Lydia Twala
Desmond Dube		...	Uncle Shadrack
Rami Chuene		...	Aunt Grace
Nandi Nyembe		...	Gogo Twala
Seputla Sebogodi	...	Edmund Mokoena
Hloni Padi		...	Thando (as Dippy Padi)
Mamotsumi Nkosi		...	Lulu
Kananelo Sithebe	...	Baby Shaka
Thembi Nyandeni		...	Aunt Prudence
Owen Sejake		...	Bab'Mkhize

Recurring / Guests

Shaeleen Tobin		...	Sarah
Salamina Mosese		...	Pregnant Woman
Thabo Malema		...	Male Nurse
Muzi Mthembu		...	Flight Attendant
Mason Masondo		...	Water Park Boy
Halalisani Danisa	...	Lifeguard
Reneiloe Thulo		...	Baby on Plane
Chantal Lombard		...	Medic 1
Natalie Chapman		...	Medic 2
Trevor Fellots		...	Man
Sizwe Kubeka		...	Barman
Given Vukeya		...	Chef
Lesego Tlhabi		...	Check Out Lady
Khaya Dladla		...	Receptionist
Bongani Madondo		...	Big Bouncer
Meren Reddy		...	Funeral Director
Felix Hlophe		...	Pastor
Joana Macuacua		...	Sleeping Granny
Mashadi Maluleka	...	Gogo Walking In
Zama Khanyile		...	Aunty
Antonio Pululo		...	Uber Driver
Tiro Dire		...	Three Croonies
Isaac Motsaori		...	Three Croonies (as Isaac Ike Motsaori)
Daniel Sibata		...	Three Croonies
Prince Moeketsi		...	Hot Guy
Sinikiwe Ngobese	...	Air Hostess 1
Dineo Seemise		...	Air Hostess 2
Darlington Michaels	...	Man in the Airplane
 


Season 2 Cast

as
Tumi Sello (as Busisiwe Lurayi)

as
Beauty Sello

as
Dineo Sello

as
Khaya Manqele

as
Sbu Twala

as
Themba Twala

as
Vusi Twala

as
Valencia Twala

as
Lydia Twala

as
Uncle Shadrack

as
Aunt Grace

as
Gogo Twala

as
Thando (as Dippy Padi)

as
Edmund Mokoena

as
Aunt Prudence

as
Bab'Mkhize

as
Sarah

as
Pregnant Woman

as
Male Nurse

as
Flight Attendant

as
Check Out Lady

as
Receptionist

as
Big Bouncer

as
Funeral Director

as
Man in the Airplane


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