It’s only August, so most of us are still in summer beach vacay mode. But we have to admit that we’re officially ready for the holiday season: the Last Christmas trailer just dropped, and it’s putting us in the mood for a little holiday romance.
Aside from featuring the Wham! Christmas classic (and plenty of George Michael music to hit us right in the holiday feels), Last Christmas finds two strangers, played by Game of Thrones’s Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding, unwittingly crossing paths amid the twinkling backdrop of London during the holiday season. If it all sounds like a festive fever dream, that’s because it very well might be, with Twitter users going wild trying to figure out the plot twists hinted at in the first official trailer for the film.
Turns out, there may be more to this movie than meets the eye, and social media users are trying to figure out what is really going on in Last Christmas.
First, check out the trailer itself, which is giving us Love, Actually mixed with Elf and Me Before You vibes. There’s twinkling holiday lights, romance, humor, a garden-variety life-threatening illness, and elf costumes galore.
Then, check out the reactions from viewers on Twitter, who have all kinds of theories about what this movie is really about.
Some are convinced Golding’s character Tom is some sort of ghost or angel hybrid, making it a holiday horror movie of sorts. Maybe a little throwback to A Christmas Carol?
What if the twist in LAST CHRISTMAS is that both the audience and Emilia Clarke become convinced that Henry Golding is an angel/a ghost/all in her head but actually he's a real dude who's just improbably perfect— Alison Willmore (@alisonwillmore) August 14, 2019
is he a ghost? is SHE a ghost? https://t.co/SbRcQEm7D2— CATS (2019) stan account (@EpicK8lin) August 14, 2019
*me trying to find even one moment in the #LastChristmas trailer where henry golding interacts with someone OTHER than emilia clarke, thereby proving he is corporeal rather than a sexy festive ghost* pic.twitter.com/S9QXYLHzbh— emma lord (@dilemmalord) August 14, 2019
Others think the twist is going to be super sad, like that Clarke’s character Kate has a donated organ from Tom, so grab the tissues.
If the twist in LAST CHRISTMAS really is that she has his transplanted heart, that inexplicably long and detailed trailer will have a lot to answer for.— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) August 14, 2019
#LastChristmasMovie theory: Henry Golding is an angel, and Emilia Clarke received his heart in a transplant when she was sick. 🎵 Last Christmas I gave you my heart 🎵— Sam Wilson (@yeahyeahsam) August 14, 2019
One person has a truly wild conspiracy theory involving Wham!, and we’re laughing so hard.
The twist for Last Christmas is that they’re the reincarnated members of Wham! (I know one isn’t dead but just go with it.)— Brian Tallerico (@Brian_Tallerico) August 14, 2019
But others think that there is no plot twist, and this is just your standard tear-jerker of a holiday rom-com.
All of us when it turns out to be a straightforward rom-com about two people falling in love at Christmas and living happily ever after pic.twitter.com/KEcMmx2kGj— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) August 14, 2019
I legit want the twist to be...no twist. It leans VERY heavy on him being a ghost/angel. And when asked, Golding is befuddled, “I was trying to be nice!” All of her evidence is easily explained away and he leaves her, incredulous that she could more easily believe him as an angel— Rob Dean (@neuroticmonkey) August 14, 2019
We’ll have to wait until November 8th, when the film hits theaters, to find out what is actually going on in Last Christmas, so keep your Santa hat and box of tissues at the ready for this one. We have a feeling you’re gonna need them close by.