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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
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I went to see The Christmas Candle this weekend with my kids, ages 10-17, and they all loved it! It was so well done - from the acting (fantastic casting!) - Sylvester McCoy and Samantha Barks were my very favorites! -- to the story (so rich!) -- to the scenery and music. It was simply divine and I'm planning to go again on Thanksgiving weekend to enjoy it with my extended family.
One thing I enjoyed the most was that it wasn't a canned Hollywood formula, but a beautiful and original film, that kept me fixated to my seat the entire time. One thing that was very unusual - was that after it was over, no one got up to leave. Everyone stayed glued to their seats, silent, as Susan Boyle sang and the credits rolled. It was a moment in time, I shall never forget.
The movie made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me consider my own doubts in my faith at times in my life. I definitely recommend this to all people, of all faiths or no faiths, and of all ages, except maybe 3 and under.
Thumbs up, as they say!
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