From bestselling author Max Lucado comes The Christmas Candle, a timeless holiday film for the entire family.
Deep 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.
Downton Abbey fans will appreciate The Christmas Candle’slook back at Christmas in the England of days gone by. Max Lucado, who wrote the book that inspired the film (and has a cameo appearance in the movie), said “What an honor to be a part of capturing a slice of this golden era of British history…the light of the candle still flickers.”
Producer Tom Newman added, “Many of the cast, while seasoned veterans of the stage and film, found themselves touched by this lovely story and beautiful script full of hope and the spirit of Christmas. They also appreciated the wonderful nostalgia factor of The Christmas Candle,commenting it had the flavor of It’s a Wonderful Life orMiracle on 34thStreet.”
The Christmas Candle marks the feature-film debut for British singing sensation Susan Boyle, whose original single, “Miracle Hymn,” serves as the ‘anthem’ for the movie. She said the story is an inspiration because “You never give up on your dreams and you never stop believing in miracles.”