• The Christmas Candle (2013)

The Christmas Candle

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: Children , Drama

Production Co: Pinewood Studios

Keywords: Love, Transformation, England, Endearing, Moving, Small town

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    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

  • 40
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 63
    Mary HoulihanChicago Sun-Times

    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

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