Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Working as an elf in a year round Christmas store is not good for the wannabe singer. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.


Paul Feig


George Michael (inspired by: the song "Last Christmas", written and composed by), Emma Thompson (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Madison Ingoldsby ... Young Kate
Emma Thompson ... Petra
Boris Isakovic ... Ivan
Lucy Miller Lucy Miller ... Young Marta
Emilia Clarke ... Kate
Maxim Baldry ... Ed
Margaret Clunie ... Shower Sarah
John-Luke Roberts John-Luke Roberts ... Klaus the German Clown
Michelle Yeoh ... Santa
Bilal Zafar Bilal Zafar ... Oscar
Patti LuPone ... Joyce
Lydia Leonard ... Marta
Henry Golding ... Tom
Michael Addo ... Fit Looking Guy
Peter Mygind ... The Dane aka 'Boy'


A selfish woman meets a mysterious young man during the Christmas period who brings out the best in her. But is he too good to be true? From the director of Bridesmaid and A Simply Favor. Stars Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. With music from the legendary George Michael. Written by Lisa

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


sometimes you've just gotta have faith See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


This movie mirrors a highly acclaimed Nordic gay-friendly twenty minute short Cognitio (2018), featuring Lasse Steen. See more »


The second time Kate goes to Tom's apartment The door is left a few inches ajar, in the next shot it is a few feet open, and in the final shot it's back to being a few inches open. See more »


Kate: I'm auditioning for Frozen. You know one has magical powers the other doesn't and it's on ice.
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Crazy Credits

After the traditional credits, the vintage Universal Studios logo with "The Entertainment Center of the World" and image, "When in Hollywood, visit Universal Studios" with a tourist trolley on a movie set. Also seen at the end of Galactica 1980 (1980), The Last Starfighter (1984), and National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). The latter added "When in Hollywood ask for Babs", a character in the movie. See more »


Features Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988) See more »


Fastlove (Part 1)
Written by George Michael, Theresa McFaddin, Patrice Rushen, Fred Washington
Performed by George Michael
Courtesy of G.K. Panayiotou
Under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment U.K. Limited
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User Reviews

Great movie, don't believe the terrible reviews!
29 March 2020 | by shanzesaysSee all my reviews

If you're looking for a lighthearted feel good movie, this is perfect. Sure the script and plot aren't out of this world, but the movie had me smiling and shedding a few tears too. Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding were amazing (as always) and the ending really touched my heart. Deducted one star for historical accuracy, but then again the family's background was not the central focus of the film so the inaccuracy did not take away from the plot. Nonetheless, for such a renowned team of filmmakers it's weird to see such a slip-up happen. Don't pay attention to the reviews bashing it for the inaccuracies and 'political intentions' of the film, it's a wonderful feel good movie that really touches you.

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Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Marylebone, London, UK See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,441,055, 10 November 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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