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The kind of vaguely distasteful Yuletide concoction that viewers normally find playing on cable channels that they don't even realize that they have.
Melds the intriguing with the hokey in a variation on the standard template of a nonbeliever who changes his outlook amid a holiday miracle.
Relates the weak-tea parable of a town that receives a wish-giving candle every 25 years from an angel.
This holiday movie about a man of God who regains his faith thanks to a miraculous candle is as picturesque as a snow globe and just about as full of human life.
This odd Dickens-meets-Sunday-school movie is as artless as the setup is muddled.
"The Christmas Candle," based on a book by Texas minister Max Lucado, might be the ideal movie for Christians in search of family-friendly entertainment, but its appeal won't stretch beyond that demographic.
Fails as a holiday classic entirely on its own merits.
Magic and faith blend in story of good works and miracles.
Essentially a daytime TV movie; out of place in cinemas, but right at home on a wet Wednesday afternoon.
There's nothing wrong with a message, but I'm afraid my own is: don't go.
A real Christmas miracle would cause every copy of this film to spontaneously burst into flames.
A festive faith-based film with two distinct target audiences: Christians and fans of the hilariously hammy.
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