In the midst of mistletoe, mugs of hot cocoa, chunky sweaters, fluffy blankets, snowflakes, and toasty fireplaces, Christmas is starting to take shape. Now that Christmas has arrived, the season’s celebrations bring with them their own unique meaning in the realm of Korean romantic comedies. Some people are looking forward to it, while others are nostalgic, and for the rest, it’s a time of new beginnings. Get in the holiday spirit with these five Korean dramas.
Crash Landing On You
In this epic drama, Hyun Bin plays the role of a North Korean army captain named Ri Jung Hyuk and Son Ye Jin plays the role of a South Korean heiress named Yoon Se Ri. Their love story takes place beyond enemy lines. Many listeners still consider “Crash Landing on You” a classic.
Several pivotal moments occurred as the two lovers, who had crossed borders, battled obstacles and politics in an effort to keep their love alive. For me, one such moment was Christmas. Even during the holidays, Se Ri makes her employees work hard as she runs her empire in Seoul. Her outlook on life shifts after she meets Jung Hyuk. She yearns for comfort and a sense of inclusion.
In Jung Hyuk’s house, she grows a tree from seed. It may not be flashy, but she puts her heart and soul into it. Additionally, she has a unique present in mind for him, which, little does she know, has great meaning to him. At that moving point in the show, an incident occurs, and Jung Hyuk does everything in his power to ensure that his beloved stays safe. Reliving the drama and celebrating the festival with your favorite on-screen and off-screen couple from the past is not a terrible idea.
Guardian: The Solitary and Majestic Deity
Goblin Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) has been circling the planet for almost a millennium, cursed with eternal life. The young woman who will become his wife and the one who controls his destiny is the abandoned Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun). She possesses the ability to see spirits and summon the goblin as well.
Despite their tragic destiny, the two meet and go on a magical adventure together. Episode 6 features the Christmas tree that Kim Shin presents to Eun Tak after confiding in her about his concerns about her feelings for him. Episodes later, while Eun Tak sobs in front of a Christmas store after missing the Goblin, he unexpectedly appears, and the two share a passionate kiss and embrace.
The heart-wrenching drama “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” is full of bittersweet moments. Gong Yoo’s charms are hard to resist, though.
Hyun Bin’s narcissistic and extremely rich CEO Kim Joo Won has no idea how his feelings for Ha Ji Won’s strong-willed stuntwoman, Gil Ra Im, will alter his world. Their social and economic statuses will always be a stumbling block in their relationship, even though she is continually pushing him away.
Even though he has servants taking care of everything for him, this man will sacrifice everything for the woman he loves. At Christmastime, he does just that by preparing a tree for Ra Im and her companions. It’s a simple tree that he decorates with colorful ornaments to show her how she brightens his otherwise dull life.
Because of the intense attraction between Ha Ji Won and Hyun Bin, this soul-swap drama is entertaining. At Christmastime, it will send shivers down your spine. You can stream Secret Garden on Amazon Prime Video.
A specter from Choi Dal Po’s (Lee Jong Suk) past lingers on. The incident alters Dal Po’s life trajectory when a driven journalist distorts the truth. In addition to discovering his own history, he hopes to one day work as a broadcast journalist. Because his adoptive family took him in, he spends his childhood with Choi In Ha (Park Shin Hye). She shares your dream of becoming a journalist, but she has a condition called “Pinocchio Syndrome” that makes her hiccup whenever she tells a lie.
When Dal Po meets a young man against the background of a gigantic tree at a pivotal point in the show, Christmas arrives. The show’s plot twist happens faster now that we know it’s his long-lost brother. Another memorable moment occurs on Christmas morning when Dal Po returns to his old home after forgetting the way to his new one. He hears it said plainly: Christmas is a time for staying home with loved ones.
Touch Your Heart
Actress Oh Yoon Seo (Yoo In Na) takes a job at a legal firm to hone her skills before starring in a legal drama. However, she is forced to work as an assistant to the workaholic and rude lawyer Kwon Jung Rok (Lee Dong Wook), who is unimpressed by her and uninterested in her celebrity status. Soon enough, though, Jung Rok falls madly in love after realizing that Yoon Seo is a kind and generous person beneath all that glitz and glamour.
Since their love story starts at the law firm, the Christmas tree that they decorate together is significant. “Touch Your Heart” is a lighthearted romantic comedy that will bring a smile to your face this winter thanks to the adorable chemistry between Yoo In Na and Lee Dong Wook. You can watch Touch Your Heart on Netflix, Viki and more.