Christmas as Usual is a Norwegian film that has taken Netflix by storm. It follows a newly engaged couple, Thea and Jashan, celebrating Christmas in Thea’s rural Norwegian town. Thea’s problem is that her hometown has yet to learn that Jashan is Indian. The revelation sparks classic and hilarious family drama. 

Christmas as Usual is loosely based on the true story of the director’s sister

Director Peter Holmsen based Christmas as Usual on family drama sparked by his sister, Mia Holmsen. Mia caused a bit of a stir when she introduced her then-boyfriend, Akshay Chawdhry, to the family on Christmas Eve of 2020. Mia and Akshay are now married. The filmmakers embellished the story to explore the challenges of multicultural relationships.