Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Christmas Candle

If you're like me, you enjoy watching Christmas movies.  Last November Max Lucado's, "The Christmas Candle", was released and shown in select theaters across the country.  I looked for it, but it wasn't shown in my area.

It's now available on DVD and Blu-Ray, so I ordered it last week.  It arrived in yesterday's mail, so after dinner I watched it.  While it's not my favorite Christmas movie, it is a nice addition to my Christmas DVD library.

Following is the plot summary printed on the DVD jacket:
     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 the 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

     When David Richmond, 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.  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.

If you're an Anglophile, you will enjoy this movie.  There are several tea scenes for tea lovers, and all viewers will benefit by being reminded that miracles come to those who believe.


  1. I remember reading about the movie last year, but like you, I never saw it being shown close to me. I'm glad you enjoyed it this year!

  2. On your recommendation, I just ordered the DVD from the local library. Looking forward to watching it :-)


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