Christmas or Feast of the Nativity is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ , observed primarily on December 25 [a] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem , in accordance with messianic prophecies. Although the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown, the church in the early fourth century fixed the date as December However, part of the Eastern Christian Churches celebrate Christmas on December 25 of the older Julian calendar , which currently corresponds to January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
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Last Christmas is a romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig and written by Bryony Kimmings and Emma Thompson , who co-wrote the story with her husband, Greg Wise. Based on the song of the same name , and inspired by the music of George Michael , the film stars Emilia Clarke as a disillusioned Christmas store worker who forms a relationship with a mysterious man Henry Golding and begins to fall for him; Thompson and Michelle Yeoh also star. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the performances and chemistry of Clarke and Golding but criticised the screenplay and plot twist. Katarina "Kate", a young aspiring singer, works a dead-end job as an elf at a year-round Christmas shop in Central London , whose owner calls herself "Santa". She is homeless after being forced out by her flatmate. While at work, she notices a man outside staring upwards. She talks with him, learning that his name is Tom. After an unsuccessful singing audition, Kate sees Tom again and they go for a walk, where he charms her with his unusual observations of London.