Max Lucado's The Christmas Candle

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Magic and faith blend in story of good works and miracles.

PG 2013 100 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

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age 7+

An outstanding family movie!

This movie was great for our nine year old. It deals with real life issues in an open way. The story takes place in Gladbury, England. Our daughter loved the hopeful spirit of the movie. An essential message of the movie is that belief transforms us and those around us.

This title has:

Great messages
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