'Home for Christmas' Season 1: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Norwegian Netflix original

Gear up for this heartfelt rom-com that makes the pressure of dating during the holidays a relatable experience. Johanne, the main character, gives herself a time limit to find her match by Christmas.

                            'Home for Christmas' Season 1: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Norwegian Netflix original

While the holidays call for warm beverages and layers of comfort, most gears up for holiday parties with food, drinks and significant others. With Christmas not too far away, Netflix has a Christmas series with a tinge of modern releasing just in time for cozy nights. A talented cast embarks on a journey of love, ambition, struggle and laughter in the drama comedy, 'Home for Christmas', as a young woman is on a deadline to find a Christmas date.

Release Date

Season 1 of 'Home For Christmas' is set to premiere on December 5, 2019.


Johanne is the only one among her friends without a partner while expectations for her to settle down runs high. Reaching her limit of judgmental comments, she gives herself 24 days to find a partner to bring home for Christmas. This Norwegian Netflix original also called 'Hjem til Jul' has filmed Season 1, with six episodes and is anticipated to merge quirky romance and heartfelt vibes for a great holiday movie.


This six-episode female-led series stars Ida Elise Broch along with Felix Sandman, Kingsford Sayor and Mads Sjøgård Pettersen who play her love interests. The cast also features Gabrielle Susanne Solheim Leithaug, Dennis Storhøi, Anette Hoff, Ghita Nørby, Hege Schøyen and Bjørn Skagestad.

Ida Elise Broch, a 32-year-old Norwegian actress who has acted in 'The Man Who Loved Yngve' and had a starring role in the film 'Switch' is also known for her role as Birgitte in a Norwegian-American television series called 'Lilyhammer' Felix Sandman who already starred in the first Netflix Swedish original series, 'Quicksand' that aired on Netflix in April, 2019 is also a Swedish singer and songwriter.

Ida Elise Broch plays Johanne, a 30-year-old woman who has had enough of the single life. She's now on a hunt to find a man in 24 days! (Netflix)


With Per-Olav Sørensen as director, 'Home For Christmas' would be the second time he's working with Netflix. He has also directed 'Quicksand' and Anna Gutto co-directs this holiday drama with him. Trond Kvernstrøm, Christian Steen and Anders Tangen at The Oslo Company produce this series. Screenwriters include Miriam Larsen, Mattis Herman Nyquist, Julie Skaufel, Fredrik Høyer and Per-Olav Sørensen.

A new Norwegian Original series 'Home For Christmas' is set to release Decemeber 5 from Per-Olav Sørensen (pictured right), and star Ida Elise Broch (pictured left), Felix Sandman, Kingsford Sayor and Mads Sjøgård Pettersen. (Netflix)

As Tesha Crawdord, Director International Originals Northern Europe at Netflix announced, "We are excited about this fun, female-led story as we believe the universal themes of love, ambition and the struggle with expectations, especially around Christmas, will resonate with our audiences in the Nordic countries as well as the rest of the world. It's a true honor to work with so many talented creatives from all over the Nordic region and we are happy to continue our partnership with Per-Olav Sørensen."


In the midst of an internal meltdown, Johanne exclaims she has a boyfriend and now she has to introduce a non-existent one to her family by Christmas. Is a 24-day hunt for a boyfriend enough?


Where to watch

Catch season 1 of 'Home for Christmas' on Netflix on December 5.

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