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The Christmas Candle film comes to theaters this Friday, 11/22

Submitted by on November 19, 2013 – One Comment

Christmas Candle PosterAnother holiday movie will be released this year that includes a depiction of the work of The Salvation Army. The film is called The Christmas Candle and it’s based on the Max Lucado book of the same name.

Here’s a plot summary of the film from their IMDb page:
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.

Please enjoy this trailer of the film:

The film will be in a theater near you beginning on Friday, November 22. Click here for a link to the Christmas Candle film page where you can reserve tickets for opening weekend.

Thank you!

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