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 »
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
Great movie from start to finish. I have seen it 3 times already now and have loved every one. It is amusing that the critics have given it such poor ratings. Some of the bad reviews are just plain humorous. I have produced a short film and have talked to other small film makers who really enjoyed the film.
If you want an action movie, this is not the one to see, however if you want to see a great Christmas film that may leave you in generous mood than this one will help you get there. It really draws you in to the emotion of the film. I was really impressed with James Cosmo as Herbert Hopewell. Leslie Mannville does a great job as Bea Haddington alongside Sylvester McCoy (Dr Who). Hans Matheson does a great job as someone who is trying to find out what they believe as you will see from the trailer and Samantha Barks, well she is just adorable.
One last comment is that all the people in the theater stayed during the credits until the music was done. If that doesn't say something about the film I don't know what will. Susan Boyle's song Miracles just might stick with you after you leave! I can't seem to get it out of my head and I really don't mind hearing such a beautiful voice! Enjoy the film, it will be worth your time!
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