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Gladstone is an ordinary 19th-century English village---except at Christmastime, when an angel visits the home of humble candlemaker Edward Haddington and bestows a precious gift. The divinely blessed taper can impart an extraordinary blessing. But with the dawn of the electric age will this centuries-old tradition fade away? Features singing sensation Susan Boyle. Dove approved. Rated PG. Approx. 100 minutes.
|Publication Date: 2014|
Disappointed1 Stars Out Of 5Diluted presentation of the importance of faithful prayerDecember 11, 2017DisappointedQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1(Spoilers) New pastor comes to a church where everyone has a quirky obsession with the tradition of "The Christmas Candle" - a story in which every 25 years an angel blesses a single candle, and whoever receives the candle lights it and prays over it and God will answer their prayer (it is assumed that God will answer favorably). At first this movie drew me in. The young pastor boldly preached that our hope should be in Christ alone and not in a candle. He stood up against immense pressure from the congregation and refused to preach the traditional Christmas candle sermons, and he questioned the silliness of the tradition - why every 25 years? why only one candle? Does God not hear our prayers unless we light a special candle?? Later, there is confusion and everyone prays believing they have received the Christmas candle, and their prayers are heard. They discover that God answers prayers when we pray faithfully and fervently! BUT, in the end when the pastor finds himself in a crises situation in need of a miracle, he has the actual Christmas candle. He lights it, prays over it, and receives a miracle (glowing special effects and all), becoming a believer in the Christmas candle. Although the movie was well made by feel-good-Christmas-movie standards, it seems the overall message of hoping in Christ alone - not in our traditions or even in the desired outcomes of our situation - is diluted by the "wonder" of the angels and miracles. The Christ-exalting preacher is won over, conveying the message that yes, God always hears our prayers, but when you're REALLY in a crisis, you need something "extra" for God to answer in miraculous ways. You need Jesus AND The Christmas Candle.
peach5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful MessageNovember 13, 2017peachQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Such a beauriful movie with a wonderful message. Great movie to get you in the mood for Christmas.
Chris5 Stars Out Of 5Very Good Christmas movieJanuary 7, 2017ChrisQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was one of the better Christmas movies I have seen. The acting and setting of the movie is very professional, and they talk a lot about Jesus Christ and matters of faith. The movie doesn't come off campy, or B-rated. I would recommend to married couples, or maybe older teenagers. Though I feel that the movie isn't inappropriate for smaller children, they may get board with the romance parts.
Liz5 Stars Out Of 5Christmas CandleJanuary 5, 2017LizQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It was nice to watch a movie that was set back in time with a beautiful message for all during the Christmas season and beautiful song - Christmas Candle....will watch each year
angelbeardcDeer Park, TexasAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A good family story.December 23, 2016angelbeardcDeer Park, TexasAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a great movie.