Nothing seems to go right for young Kate, a frustrated Londoner who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. But things soon take a turn for the better when she meets Tom — a handsome charmer who seems too good to be true. As the city transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, Tom and Kate’s growing attraction turns into the best gift of all — a Yuletide romance.
Director: Paul Feig
Budget: $25–30 million
Box office: $121.6 million
New York Premiere
When: Tuesday 29th October 2019
Where: AMC Lincoln Square 13, New York City, New York
When: Monday 11th November 2019
Where: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, Waterloo, London
- As filming primarily took place in London, to avoid the Central London crowds, many scenes were filmed over night shoots and after 2am!
- Emilia Clarke did her own singing in the film!
- The film had been in development for years. Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay with her husband Greg Wise and met with George Michael in 2014 (two years before he died) to discuss the movie. Michael even gave his blessing towards the film which was inspired by his music.
- An unreleased song by George Michael titled “This Is How (We Want You To Get High)” was included in the film’s soundtrack. It plays during the end credits.
- Andrew Ridgeley from Wham! has a cameo in the movie! You can spot him in the crowd during the Christmas show scene.