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The Christmas Candle (2013)

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Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. ... See full summary »

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Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end. When David Richmond (Hans Matheson), a progressive young minister, arrives in Gladbury, the villagers discover a new formula for miracles: good deeds and acts of kindness. While David's quest to modernize Gladbury sets him at odds with the old world candlemaker, he finds an unlikely ally in the lovely skeptic, Emily Barstow (Samantha Barks). Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. But when the candle goes missing, the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village of Gladbury has ever seen. Written by The Christmas Candle

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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15 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Licht der Weihnacht  »

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Opening Weekend:

$68,655 (USA) (15 November 2013)

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$2,209,479 (USA) (20 December 2013)
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Samantha Barks and Hans Matheson have both been in film productions of 'Les Misérables'. Barks playing the part of Éponine in the 2012 musical version (reprising her West End role) and Matheson playing Marius in the 1998 film. See more »

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Edward Haddington: There's no such thing as a wasted prayer.
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Miracle Hymn
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Written by Luke Antencio and Candace Lee
Performed by Heritage Voices and The Robinson Ensemble
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Very enjoyable movie
28 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to watch this movie knowing it was a tale about hope, inspiration and people. I was not disappointed, enjoyed the characters and message from beginning to end. It is the absolute opposite from zombies, explosions, murder and mayhem, and is all the better for it. Not sure if the movie is true to every historical aspect of the time portrayed, but that is not the point. While the audience was small, there were applause at the end, and some folks wiping their eyes and not rushing to get out of the theater. Beware the onion ninjas when watching. Watch this movie with an appreciation for the human spirit and faith, you will not be disappointed and wish we had more movies like this to watch instead of the normal trashy Hollywood fare.


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