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The Christmas CandleDeep 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.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 100 minQuality: HDRelease: 2013IMDb: 6.2Keywords:
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Directors of "The Christmas Candle"John Stephenson
Creators of "The Christmas Candle"Candace LeeMax LucadoBirthdate: 11 January 1955, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Christmas Candle"RogerEbert.comNovember 25, 2013
The kind of vaguely distasteful Yuletide concoction that viewers normally find playing on cable channels that they don't even realize that they have.New York PostNovember 22, 2013
Melds the intriguing with the hokey in a variation on the standard template of a nonbeliever who changes his outlook amid a holiday miracle.New York TimesNovember 21, 2013
Relates the weak-tea parable of a town that receives a wish-giving candle every 25 years from an angel.Orange County RegisterNovember 21, 2013
This holiday movie about a man of God who regains his faith thanks to a miraculous candle is as picturesque as a snow globe and just about as full of human life.New York Daily NewsNovember 21, 2013
This odd Dickens-meets-Sunday-school movie is as artless as the setup is muddled.Washington PostNovember 21, 2013
"The Christmas Candle," based on a book by Texas minister Max Lucado, might be the ideal movie for Christians in search of family-friendly entertainment, but its appeal won't stretch beyond that demographic.Observer (UK)December 16, 2013
Essentially a daytime TV movie; out of place in cinemas, but right at home on a wet Wednesday afternoon.Daily Mail (UK)December 12, 2013
There's nothing wrong with a message, but I'm afraid my own is: don't go.GuardianDecember 12, 2013
A real Christmas miracle would cause every copy of this film to spontaneously burst into flames.Total FilmDecember 09, 2013
A festive faith-based film with two distinct target audiences: Christians and fans of the hilariously hammy.Empire MagazineDecember 09, 2013
Indigestible Christmas stodge.
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