Coming Soon: “The Christmas Candle” Movie Inspires Service & Goodness

There’s no denying that Christmas is fast approaching; reindeer and pumpkins have been competing for department store shelf space since August. With unrealistic to-dos of spending, buying gifts, baking, attending parties, throwing parties, the “spirit of giving” soon becomes the “spirit of getting it over with”.

Anyone needing a reminder of what makes Christmas truly special should watch The Christmas Candle, a holiday motion picture from EchoLight Studios based on the book by international bestselling author, Max Lucado.

Premiering in theaters nationwide November 22, the film tells of how an angel, every 25 years, visits a 19th century English village called Gladbury and touches a single candle. Whoever lights that candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve.

But 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. At the beginning of the film, David’s character is seen serving food alongside officers of The Salvation Army, a nice shout-out to the organization’s services for the downtrodden which began in London in 1865.


The Salvation Army took part in one of the red carpet premieres  in Dallas, TX October 21.

The Salvation Army took part in one of the red carpet premieres in Dallas, TX October 21. Photo:


When the candle eventually goes missing, the miraculous and the human collide in the most astonishing and heartwarming Christmas the village has ever seen.

The Christmas Candle inspires renewed hope in the miracle of Christmas, and reminds us of the wonder and celebration of the season that is often lost in the yearly hustle and bustle.

Check it out for yourself in select theaters November 22, and visit to learn more. You can also join in the conversation with #ChristmasCandleMovie on Twitter and Facebook.

12 Comments on “Coming Soon: “The Christmas Candle” Movie Inspires Service & Goodness

  1. I. Want. To. See. This. Movie. For. Christmas. With. Nieces. And nephews. So they. Could. Learn. The. Spirit. Of. Holiday. Season. I. Nice. They. Did. Cristian. Movie. For. All. To. See

  2. Waiting to watch god bless the salvation army

  3. Please tell me the dates and times you are showing the movie. I don’t want to miss the chance to see it. I also have friend who wants to see it.

  4. I don’t know the historical theology of Salvation Army, but is it the same as Max Lucado’s? I wrote a review of the movie and its theology here:

    I wish someone would tell me if this reflects the theology of SA.

  5. Looks amazing and inspiring. Looking forward to seeing this and sharing with friends and family. Where can I get a copy ASAP?

  6. Steve Rives, everyone is entitled to an opinion, and with religion, there are legions of them. Could you just look at the movie as a work of art, and whether it’s a good work or bad one, it is not meant to change your theology or save your soul. It is just a movie, and an entertaining one at that. It won’t doom you or cause your immortal soul to sin. It is only meant to teach us that WE are the providers of most miracles today, and we are not doing the God of our personal belief any justice by ignoring the needs of people all around us every day. We are His hands and feet. In that way, it most certainly reflects the mission of the Salvation Army.

  7. I wish someone would tell me how to sign up a family for help for the holidays! you hear of all this help that is out there but not how to go about signing up needy families. Please someone help me to help out a family that needs thanksgiving and Christmas help.

  8. I saw the trailer which is really awesome shoots, i think this movie will become much famous on coming Christmas also thanks for sharing.

  9. To help needy families or if you are needing help google your near by Salvation Army Corp and you can go there in person and fill out a form.

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