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Susan Boyle Sings For Frothy Mix

The Christmas Candle, the first film from the Christian movie studio headed by Rick Santorum, opens today. Making her acting debut in the film is Susan Boyle, and the studio just posted the below song which will appear on the movie's soundtrack.
Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end. 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. While David's quest to modernize Gladbury sets him at odds with the old world candlemaker, he finds an unlikely ally in the lovely skeptic, Emily Barstow (Samantha Barks). Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. But when the candle goes missing, the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village of Gladbury has ever seen.
According to one review, the movie "isn't particularly memorable or dramatic" and Boyle's performance in particular is singled-out as stiff and unemotional. Still, it is expected to do very well as churches nationwide have been targeted by an aggressive marketing campaign.

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