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  • The Christmas Candle (2013)

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Release Date: November 22nd, 2013

PG|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
In 19th-century England, a minister's quest to modernize his village puts him at odds with people who believe that whoever lights the candle that an angel touched will receive a miracle on Christmas Eve.

Cast: Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, Lesley Manville, Sylvester McCoy, John Hannah, Barbara Flynn, James Cosmo, Susan Boyle

Director: John Stephenson

Genres: Drama, Family

Production Co: Pinewood Studios

Distributors: Echo Light

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Ultimately, this throwback, made-for-TV-style film takes the easy way out in a cheesy climax, but its resolute quaintness may appeal to the kind of viewers who regard electricity as disturbingly newfangled. show more

  • Despite some fine production values, lovely photography and smart casting of a range of British stage and screen actors, The Christmas Candle can’t quite move beyond the weary metaphors. It has the feel of a slick television movie. show more

  • Its hopelessly stodgy execution will test the patience of even the most enthusiastic audiences for faith-based films. show more

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