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The Christmas Candle (2013)

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A pastor who's suffered a personal loss accepts a position in a town that believes in a Christmas miracle candle, which he strives to abolish.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Richmond
... Emily Barstow
... Bea Haddington
... Edward Haddington
... Herbert Hopewell
... Eleanor Hopewell
... Lady Camdon
... William Barstow
... Charlie Barstow
Morgan Jones ... Phineas Barber
Alice Bonifacio ... Delilah Barber
Tim Barlow ... Oliver Barber
... Agnes Chumley
Patricia England ... Mrs. Chumley
Tessa Bell-Briggs ... Widow Leonard (as Tessa Bell Briggs)
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Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every twenty-five years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle and prays before it 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, 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. Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle, but when the blessed 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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Drama | Family

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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 USA:

$68,655, 15 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,209,479, 20 December 2013
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Susan Boyle's acting debut. See more »

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Bea Haddington: Light this and pray.
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Deck the Halls
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
Arrangement by Tom Trapp
Performed by Heritage Voices, The Robinson Ensemble
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Excellent Christmas Movie!!
21 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

What a delightful story to come out in the theaters! This stunning movie contains a stellar cast, a charming English village, and a heart- warming story of faith in the face of difficulty.

Based on the Max Lucado book by the same name, this movie portrays a message of hope and endurance, and of answered prayers for miracles. Much like the film, "It's a Wonderful Life", The Christmas Candle is destined to be a classic family Christmas film that brings to mind the true meaning of the Christmas season.

The acting is wonderful, though Susan Boyle is perhaps a bit more amateur in comparison to the rest, and the costumes are stunning! Bustle gowns made of velvets, brocades, and tweeds look lovely against the English countryside.

And the ending of the film is a true "happy ending" Christmas story. I highly recommend this movie!


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