Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Rebecca Root, Lydia Leonard, Patti LuPone, Ingrid Oliver
Romantic comedy directed by Paul Feig and co-written by Emma Thompson. The story centers on Kate (Emilia Clarke), who has been continuously unlucky and decides to accept a job as a department store elf during the holidays. However, when Kate meets Tom (Henry Golding) on the job, her life takes a turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true as Tom starts to see through so many of her barriers and London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year.
[after dropping her hair dryer into the fish tank and killing the fish]
Kate: Look, okay, it’s not my fault.
Kate’s Flatmate: I bet nothing’s ever your fault, is it darling?
[throws Kate’s suitcase out the door and closes the door in her face]
Kate’s Dad: [to Kate] You have thrown away your life working in some silly Christmas shop.
Kate’s Boss: Hey, elf!
[Kate turns to face her]
Kate’s Boss: This is my little helper. I have nicknamed her lazy the elf, because she appears never to work.
Kate: [to herself] Father bloody Christmas, get me out of here.
[after seeing Tom through the shop window peering up at something]
Tom: Jesus! Where did you come from?
Kate: Well, what are you looking at?
[they look up to see a bird on the scaffolding]
Tom: Might be a falcon.
[the bird poops on Kate and it lands on her eye]
Kate: Oh, dammit!
Tom: I think it just pooed in your eye.
Kate: [embarrassed] Yeah, I think so.
[she turns to walk back into the shop]
Tom: It’s good luck, you know.
Kate: What is?
Tom: Getting pooed on by a bird.
Kate: I’m busy. You’re weird. Goodbye.
[closes the shop door]
Marta: [to Kate] You’ve missed five doctor’s appointments. Mum is scared!
[at the doctors]
Dr. Addis: So, uh, telling me about sleep.
Adelia: She never sleeps.
Kate: Yeah, it’s good.
Dr. Addis: Exercise?
Adelia: Not at all.
Dr. Addis: Alcohol?
Adelia: Oh, she’s drinking like the pirate.
Kate: Every once in a while.
[gets up to leave]
Kate: Oh, okay. Fine. Thank you, doctor. Thank you so much for your time. let’s go, mum.
[as she accidentally runs into Tom]
Kate: You! Again!
Tom: What do you mean “again”?
Kate: Did you follow me here?
Tom: Are elves always so cynical?
Kate: Yes. Relentlessly. These are dark times.
Tom: I’m Tom.
[they shake hands]
[walking through a public garden]
Tom: Here we are.
Kate: Is this where you murder me?
Tom: So what is it that you do?
Kate: I sing.
Tom: Oh, that’s amazing.
Kate: Anyway, boring, boring, boring.
Tom: I’m not bored.
Kate: [to Tom] You are so strange.
[Tom stops by a homeless shelter]
Kate: Where are you going?
Tom: Well, in there.
Kate: Well, you’re not homeless.
Tom: No, I volunteer here.
Kate: [laughs] Why didn’t you just get “saint” tattooed on your forehead?
Kate’s Boss: [to Kate] You were great at your job when you started. But now, it’s like you don’t care anymore.
[startled by Tom]
Kate: Hi. Hi.
Tom: Can I help?
Kate: I’m a mess. I was really sick, and I nearly died. I don’t tell people because they get weird. But I don’t think you’ll get weird.
Kate: I’m just scared all the time. They just expect me to be normal and get on with life.
Tom: There’s no such thing as normal, and just being a human being is hard. Maybe you should do something nice for someone.
Tom: [to Kate] You’re going to make mistakes, and that’s okay. You’re made of everything you do.
[starts singing outside the homeless shelter in her elf outfit to raise money for the shelter]
Kate: Deck the halls with boughs of holly. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. Tis the season to be jolly.
[as he watches]
Tom: Oh, boy.
Kate: I’ve been volunteering at the shelter.
Kate’s Boss: [to Kate] That seems like a healthy choice. What’s wrong with you?
Kate: I’ve been trying to find you. You keep disappearing, and then when I do bump into you, accidentally, I might add…
Tom: It wasn’t accidental.
Kate: Why me?
Tom: It’s always going to be you.
[as Kate and Tom are about to kiss at the ice rink]
Security Guard: You can’t be in here!
Tom: No, we’re leaving!
[they start running off with their ice skating shoes still on]
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