The Candlemaker

The Candlemaker is a 1957 Cathedral Films animated short film about a candlemaker and his son at Christmas time.


A candlemaker delivers candles to faraway customers, leaving his son Tom to produce candles for the church's Christmas services. Tom forgets about his duty and rushes to deliver the candle on time, and the Christmas services are poorly lit. The next day, Tom prepares a new candle, demonstrating the values of responsibility and Christian stewardship.


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    director John Halas
    genre animation fantasy
    keywords church
    musicBy Mátyás Seiber
    producer John Halas Joy Batchelor
    publisher Cathedral Films
    theme animated short