Holiday Movie Recommendations for the Elderly

Holiday Movie Recommendations for the Elderly

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There is something special about sitting down comfortably with some popcorn to watch a good movie with a few friends during the festive season; especially if the movie makes you laugh, lifts your spirits and inspires you.
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The Christmas break is a much anticipated time of the year. It is a happy time for adults and children. Along with the eating, drinking, writing cards, cooking, sending emails and engaging in togetherness, some people will reflect on the life of Jesus, others on the year that has been.

There is another activity that is also very popular at this time of year; watching movies.
There is something special about sitting down comfortably with some popcorn to watch a good movie with a few friends during the festive season; especially if the movie makes you laugh, lifts your spirits and inspires you.

The interpretation of a good movie varies from person to person. Some want a happy ending, or a triumph against all odds, a lesson in spiritual values, others want to laugh until they cry!
Fortunately, there is a movie for every taste.

Gather a group of people in front of a large screen, pull the curtains and make the occasion special by offering popcorn and some other finger foods such as pretzels, rum balls, and homemade cookies.

Invite relatives and friends to share this happy social time and have fun!
Here are some suggestions:

 

Christmas Themed Movies

It's a Wonderful Life
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Elf
Miracle on 34th Street
White Christmas
The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue
Home Alone (any of them)
It happened one Christmas
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
A Christmas Story
Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Holiday Movies

Awakenings
Pay It Forward
Me, Myself and Irene
A Fish Called Wanda
Some Like It Hot
Duck Soup ( Marx Brothers)
The Family Man
42nd Street
The gay Divorce
The Pink Panther
Gidget
Assisted Living
The Descendants
To Kill a Mockingbird
Tootsie
Mrs Doubtfire (Sally Field)
O Brother Where Art Thou
Roman Holidays
Singing in the Rain
The Full Monty
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
The Wizard of Oz
E.T. (Drew Barrymore)
The Adams Family
Grease
Sense and Sensibility
The sound of Music
Sullivan's Travels
Pollyanna (Hayley Mills)
Oklahoma
Elvis Presley (any movie)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
The King and I
Mama Mia
Meet me in St Louis
Saturday Night Fever
An America in Paris
Jailhouse Rock
Shirley Temple (any movie)
West Side Story
My Fair lady
Moulin Rouge

Contemporary TV Shows

Downtown Abbey
Everybody Loves Raymond
Little House on the Prairie
Lassie
As Time Goes By
Pride & Prejudice
The Vicar of Dibley
Falty Towers
Planet Earth
Mommy Bear
Life (BBC documentaries on nature)

Musical DVDs

The Seekers (Farewell Concert)
Peter, Paul & Mary
Roy Orbison (Black & White Night)
Jesus Christ Superstar
Camelot
Andre Rieu (any DVD)
Les Miserables
Cats
Glen Campbell (Best of Campbell Music Show)
Cat Stevens (Tea for the Tillerman – A Classic Concert DVD)
Il Divo (At the Coliseum)
Tony Bennett (Wonderful World – Live in San Francisco)
Luciano Pavarotti (The Duets)
Joe Cocker (Respect Yourself Live)
The Beach Boys (Lost Concert)
The Very Best of Richard Clayderman Live in Concert

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