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Three words for your weekend: Hjem til jul (back home for Christmas). This Norwegian pearl is just what you need to get into the festive spirit and warm your heart during the cold winter evenings. The good news? You can now binge the two seasons on Netflix (much better than those terrible Hallmark movies).

A Norwegian adventure

"Hjem til Jul" follows the story of Johanne, a 30-year-old nurse who apparently has her life on track. But there's one little detail that makes her life more complicated than a Christmas puzzle: Johanne has never brought a boyfriend home for Christmas. Her family therefore starts to worry and decides to help her find the perfect partner for the holidays.

The series takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions as Johanne makes her way through all kinds of comical and moving situations. From awkward dates to unexpected twists, “Hjem til jul” will make you laugh, cry and sympathize with its charming characters.

Hjem tit jul: the favorite of Happlify Crew member Linda from MOM gemstone

When we asked about favorite Christmas films on Instagram, Linda from MOM gemstone replied with Hjem til jul: "This is a really wonderful Norwegian series. Because the story takes place in Norway, all the cute Christmas traditions are covered, which is already enjoyable. And then it's story about a young woman Johanne who is looking for love, also very comical, moving and sometimes very recognizable. A really nice feel-good series, but not the American way."

Warmth in winter

What makes this series so special is not only the humor and the heart-warming story, but also the beautiful winter setting in Norway (shall we emigrate?). The snow-covered landscapes, charming Christmas markets and cozy houses add to the magic of the season. You imagine yourself in a fairytale winter wonderland as you watch Johanne's search for love.

The trailer of the second season Hjem til jul.

Universally recognizable

Although the series is deeply rooted in Norwegian culture and traditions, the theme is universally recognizable. Who hasn't had to deal with the pressure of family and friends during the holidays? The search for love and acceptance is something that many can relate to, making “Hjem til jul” an accessible and heartwarming viewing experience for a wide audience.

Long story short

"Hjem til Jul" is not just any Christmas series; it's an adventure full of love, laughter and embracing your own unique path. Whether you're a fan of romance, comedy or just looking for a cozy atmosphere, this Norwegian series has it all. So, crawl under your nicest blanket, grab a cup of hot chocolate and dive into the enchanting world of "Hjem til jul". It's guaranteed to be a festive binge-watch experience that will stay with you for a long time.

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