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The Christmas Candle

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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, 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.


Type of film
Running Time
100 mins
John Stephenson
Hannah Leader, Tom Newman
Executive Producer
Steve Christian, Brian Lockhart, Huw Penallt Jones
Emma E. Hickox
Candace Lee, Eric Newman, Max Lucado (Novel)
Director of Photography
Mike Brewster
Production Designer
Tony Noble
Tim Atack
Principal Cast
Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, Lesley Manville, Sylvester McCoy, Susan Boyle


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Last updated 6th December 2014

Production Company

Big Book Media
The Estate Offices
53 High Street
West Sussex, BN44 3RE
Tel: +44 (0)1903 814278

Impact Productions LLC

Pinewood Studios
Pinewood Rd.
Iver Heath
Buckinghamshire SL0 0NH
Tel: +44 (0) 1753 651 700