Last Christmas: The poignant George Michael moment that made us very emotional

15 November 2019, 16:00 | Updated: 15 November 2019, 16:01

Last Christmas features the music of George Michael and Wham!
Last Christmas features the music of George Michael and Wham! Picture: Universal/Getty

By Tom Eames

WARNING: This article contains spoilers about the Last Christmas movie.

Fans have been speculating about a potential twist in the Last Christmas movie, ever since the first trailer dropped a few months ago.

Now that the movie is finally here, we can now reveal what is going on with Emilia Clarke's Kate and Henry Golding's mysterious Tom.

Remember, spoilers below!

It turns out that the movie's plot is strictly based around the Wham! classic's lyrics, as Tom is revealed to be the donor who literally gave Kate her heart the previous Christmas, and that he's actually a guarian angel of sorts.

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However, this means that there's an added sweet moment attached to the film's story.

The film is set in 2017, and it's revealed that Kate received her heart transplant on Christmas Day the previous year.

Eagle-eyed fans have spotted that this means the surgery took place on Christmas Day 2016. The same day that George Michael sadly passed away in real life.

While it has yet to be confirmed that this was purposely written into the plot, we'd like to think it was a tribute to the late singer, whose music is heard throughout the movie, and whom Kate is a massive fan.

George Michael is said to have given his blessing to the film before he passed away, particularly as it features a running theme of homelessness, a subject that was dear to him.

The film's soundtrack is also out now, including a brand new George Michael song titled 'This Is How (We Want You To Get High)'.

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