During the holiday season, caregivers may be looking for ways to get into the holiday spirit and bring their older family members along with them. One way to do that is to share classic holiday films that the senior may have watched when they were young.
Watching classic movies can bring back happy memories of the past for the senior, which can open them up to reminiscing when the film is over. If you’re at a loss for classic holiday film titles that caregivers can watch with older adults, below are 4 of the best.
#1: White Christmas starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye
This 1954 film isn’t just a delight to watch, it also made some songs staples of the holiday season, including Crosby’s version of White Christmas. Crosby and Kaye star as musical entertainers who team up with a sister act to save an inn in Vermont owned by the retired army general they served under. The inn is in danger of closing, so they come up with a brilliant idea to attract guests. Along the way, there is a lot of comedy, singing, and some delightful dancing all wrapped up in the glittering bow of a heartwarming romance.
#2: A Charlie Brown Christmas
This Peanuts classic hit the screen in 1965. Created by Charles Schultz, the Peanuts gang is a group of animated children. Charlie Brown, the star of the show, is saddened by all of the materialism he sees around him. He wants to find more meaning, so he decides to direct the school pageant. Caregivers and seniors may enjoy watching this special that the caregiver may have watched as a child.
#3: Miracle on 34th Street starring Maureen O’Hara and John Payne
In this 1947 movie, when the Santa set to be in the Macy’s parade shows up drunk, Doris, the events coordinator persuades a bearded old man to take his place. The replacement Santa turns out to be a spectacular success, but Doris has her misgivings when the man claims to be the real Santa.
#4: It’s a Wonderful Life starring James Stewart and Donna Reed
Many caregivers and seniors would consider the holiday season incomplete without watching this 1946 film about George, a man who doubts the worth of his own life. When George decides to commit suicide after a business deal goes horribly wrong, an angel shows him what life might have been like without him. Though it starts with a sad premise, the ending is one that will leave you feeling joy and being reminded of how much every life means.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Elder Care in Sun City West, AZ, please contact the caring staff at Blessings for Seniors Companion Care at (623) 594-0819