Welcome to Melanie's Magical Christmas Movies! Every day in December, leading up to Christmas, Melanie will present one of her favorite Christmas movies complete with a trailer (and hopefully where you can watch it!)
Day 10 - The Christmas Candle
Day 10 brings one of my mum's favorite movies. I literally only originally watched this because she nagged me so much one year when she was here, but it is a cute, historical Christmas story and it's set in England, which seems to be a bit of a theme the last few days.
Historical fans might recognize Hans Matheson from the likes of The Tudors, but by far the biggest name that was used to sell this originally was Susan Boyle!
For those that don't know, Susan Boyle was Britain's Got Talent winner from 2009. I have included her original audition below, which as you can see, was one of those where the judges (especially Simon), was not expecting what happened!
An amazing vocal talent, sadly her acting skills don't quite match up in the movie, but I think knowing her history helps me overlook it. This wasn't a singer trying to be an actress, this was a woman thrust into the limelight, and obviously someone thought it would be a good selling tactic. Personally, I think pulling a Smelly Cat video in reverse here might have been a great option. Her vocals, with a different actress.
That being said I still adore this movie. Probably partly because my mum loves it so much, but I feel that there are a few Musers out there that will enjoy it too!
Let me know what you think in the comments - Stream it or Skip it?