Friday, December 30, 2016

The Candlemaker

The Candlemaker is a 1957 animated short film. The narration begins with this:
Many years ago, before there were any automobiles and before we had electricity or even gas lighting and when people used horses if they wanted to go out for a ride and oil lamps and candles if they needed a light, there lived in a small country town, yes, a butcher, a baker, and a candlestick-maker. With just over a week to go before Christmas, the townspeople were busy indeed and none more so than the candlemaker and his young son Tom. For in those days, quite small boys were expected to behave like grown men.

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