Watch the trailer for "Last Christmas" featuring the music of George Michael

Last Christmas

We’re big fans of George Michael. We’re big fans of Christmas films. So Last Christmas seems like our cup of tea.

The trailer for the upcoming festive rom-com starring Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding has dropped, promising hijinks (dropping hairdryers in fish tanks and birds pooing in people’s eyes), romance (a loved-up ice rink visit) and a healthy dose of schmaltz.

But even George Michael fans who despise festive frolics will be interested in seeing Last Christmas, as the movie will include an unreleased, six minute song from the music legend.

Director Paul Feig explained that Last Christmas is loosely based on George’s music, with his legacy ‘travelling’ with Emilia Clarke’s character Kate, who sees the singer as her idol.

He told BBC News: ‘[George Michael] was putting together his new album when he passed. ‘And one of our tracks is one of those songs, and it’s just an absolutely amazing song that I’m so excited the world is going to get to hear now.’

He added: ‘It’s a very celebratory song, I would dare say. And we were able to play the entire song, which is almost six minutes long, in the film. ‘Because when you get a song that has never been heard, you don’t want to just use, like, 15 seconds of it. The song starts at the end of the film, and then goes into the credits.’

We cannot wait.

George’s music will be played throughout the movie – well, it is named after one of his songs, after all – and Feig said it will ‘affect the story’ without the film turning into a musical.

Last Christmas follows Christmas shop attendant Kate (Clarke) who bumps into Tom (Golding) by chance and embarks on a romance throughout the festive season.

In the trailer, we hear Kate describing herself as a ‘mess’ before confessing that she nearly died from a mystery illness.

The rom-com also stars Emma Thompson and Michelle Yeoh, and is set for release on November 8th. Will you be watching?


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