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The Christmas Candle (2013)

The Christmas Candle is a theatrical film, based on Max Lucado's novel, starring Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, Lesley Manville, Sylvester McCoy and Susan Boyle. It was released in American theaters on November 22, 2013.


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In the fictional village of Gladbury, every twenty-five years an angel visits the candlemaker and bestows a miracle upon whomever lights the Christmas Candle. However, shortly after the arrival of a new pastor, David Richmond in 1890, the Christmas Candle goes missing.


Title Performed by
"Miracles All Around"
  • Susan Boyle
  • Heritage Voices and the Robinson Ensemble
  • Susan Boyle and James Cosmo
  • Susan Boyle and Hans Matheson
  • Susan Boyle, Heritage Voices and the Hackney Singers
Bach's "Sleepers Awake"
Heritage Voices and the Robinson Ensemble
Bach's "Sinfonia" from "The Christmas Oratorio"
"Trumpet Tune & Air"
"Hark the Herald Angels Sing" Freddie Bols, Robbie Robson, Tim Smart, John Spanyol and Jeff Miller
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
"Silent Night" The Hackney Singers


Actor/actress Character
Hans Matheson David Richmond
Samantha Barks Emily Barstow
Lesley Manville Bea Haddington
Sylvester McCoy Edward Haddington
James Cosmo Herbert Hopewell
Susan Boyle Eleanor Hopewell
Barbara Flynn Lady Camdon
John Hannah William Barstow
Jude Wright Charlie Barstow
Morgan Jones Phineas Barber
Alice Bonifacio Delilah Barber
Tim Barlow Oliver Barber
Beatrice Curnew Agnes Chumley
Patricia England Mrs. Chumley
Tessa Bell Briggs Widow Leonard
Edward Gower Mr. Finch
Grace Vallorani Mrs. Finch
Nigel Betts Dr. Clem
Anna Francolini Mrs. Clem
Karen Cogan Mrs. Bickerton
Liam Evans-Ford Hardy Collins
Paul Leonard Abner
Victoria Bewick Ruth
Sam Crane Thomas Haddington
Rachael Swift Miss Foster
Steve Money Mill Worker Joe
Guy Henderson Chief Electrician
Victoria Emslie Mrs. Haddington (1690)
James Greene Old Man
Alex Austin Younger Fellow
Elizabeth Kinnear The Angel
Salvation Army Brass Band
Gavin Broom Cornet
Eoghan Kelly Euphorium
Billy Yates Trombone
Richard Evans Tuba
Emily Cook Villager (Background artist)
Dan Gregory Old Man in Church
Adam Nowell Homeless Man


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