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Rick Santorum becomes movie executive: the first film ready in November

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He still could be contemplating a run for president. Or vice president. Rick Santorum, however, has a new identity. Conservative and political credentials intact, he has quietly become CEO of EchoLight Studios, an inspirational and family film company which will release “The Christmas Candle” nationwide Nov. 22. Mr. Santorum plans to tour some cities, right along with the film.

Based on the book by Max Lucado, the movie is situated in the 19th century English countryside and dwells upon a persistent local legend claiming that an angel comes to call on the local candlemaker every 25 years, and a miracle occurs. The electrical age, however looms. Faith issues and a satisfying ending follow. British singer Susan Boyle is included in the unusual ensemble cast.

“Surprisingly, a Christmas movie releasing for the holidays is a unique event, as there have been very few in recent years,” Mr. Santorum says.

“The story inspires renewed hope in the miracle of Christmas and illustrates that this holiday is not just about reindeer and receiving gifts. ‘The Christmas Candle’ will remind audiences of the spirit and sense of wonder of the season - something that is often lost in our modern era. Our goal is to release quality entertainment with positive, uplifting messages of hope,” Mr. Santorum adds.

See information, and a trailer here.

He’ll have some conservative company when addressing holiday culture. Sarah Palin has written “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas”, a book due in late October examining the follies and potential damages of ongoing “Christmas wars” in America.

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