Winter-Themed K-Dramas Perfect for K-Hristmas Season
Turn on the Christmas lights, relax, and immerse yourself in the joy of K-dramas that are sure to add a touch of sparkle to your favorite time of year.
As the holiday season approaches, it's time to indulge in heartwarming K-dramas that capture the essence of winter magic. Whether you're looking for romantic tales or delightful dramas, this list has been carefully crafted to provide the perfect blend of winter settings and warm feelings for your holiday binge-watching.
1. That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013)
This melodrama follows the complex love story between Oh Soo, an orphan haunted by a past relationship, and Oh Young, a blind heiress skeptical of love. Despite their troubled backgrounds, the drama beautifully unfolds their mutual journey, highlighted by a captivating cast and visuals.
As the two damaged characters discover true love in an intense ride, accompanied by the great performances and the white snow scenes, this drama is a genuine Christmas must-watch miracle.
2. My Love From The Star (2013)
Immerse yourself in a winter romance like no other with this fantasy melodrama that revolves around Do Min-joon, an alien who has lived on Earth for centuries, and Cheon Song-yi, a top actress.
When Do Min-joon is set to return to his planet in three months' time, he meets the famous actress who shatters his centuries-long isolation from humans, leading to unexpected and heartwarming developments. The snowy scenes and twinkling lights create a magical backdrop for their love story, making it a perfect movie for the holiday season.
3. While You Were Sleeping (2017)
In this winter-themed drama, Lee Jong-suk and Bae Suzy are at the center of a story where dreams and reality are intertwined. The plot revolves around Nam Hong Joo, a woman with the ability to foresee future accidents in her dreams, and Jung Jae Chan, a prosecutor determined to prevent these visions from becoming reality.
Filled with suspense, romance, and a touch of fantasy, the drama's snowy scenes add a serene beauty to the unfolding events, making it an ideal K-drama to binge-watch during the holiday season.
4. Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Inspired by a classic Joseon legend, this K-drama tells the love story between Shim Cheong Ji-hyun, a mermaid, and Heo Joon-jae, a skilled conman. Exploring themes of rebirth, fate, and unrequited love, the drama skillfully intertwines the characters' modern and Joseon-era lives to create a compelling tale of love that transcends time.
Although not a holiday-themed drama, Legend of the Blue Sea has plenty of Christmas scenes, including a heartwarming school Christmas show, that will definitely get you in the holiday spirit.
5. Crash Landing on You (2019)
Crash Landing on You tells the story of a wealthy heiress and prominent fashion businesswoman from South Korea who meets Captain Ri, a North Korean military officer after an unexpected storm pushes her across the border. She spends Christmas with Captain, doing holiday things she once scoffed at, falling for his company.
The drama explores the unique circumstances that arise from this encounter, blending elements of romance and culture clash that make you root for the main characters and the Christmas miracle for them.
6. Healer (2014)
Blending action, romance, and mystery against the winter backdrop of Seoul, Healer delves into a decades-old incident involving friends who ran an illegal pro-democracy broadcasting station during the Fifth Republic of South Korea. This compelling K-drama unites a secretive "night courier" with superior martial arts skills, a tabloid reporter, and a renowned journalist.
Together, they uncover the truth behind the 1992 incident and present-day murders, transforming into principled reporters who challenge the blurred lines between truth and reality. Ideal for those looking for a mix of action and romance, Healer features impressive action scenes and a passionate romance set in a cozy, snowy South Korea.
7. White Christmas (2011)
For those looking for a darker, more mysterious K-drama with a winter theme, this mystery thriller series is the perfect choice. Set in a snowy private high school tucked away in the mountains, the series follows a group of students and their teacher as they face hidden secrets and psychological challenges during winter break.
Brace yourself for suspense and unexpected twists in this intriguing winter tale with its fair share of mysterious deaths.