Holidays Together During COVID-19

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Isolated during the holidays? Why not watch a movie together? Discuss on phone or zoom during or after movie. Engage with one another. It’s what we all need. Share the love.

Seniors today have access to great entertainment on demand. However, picking the right show can be tricky. Seniors often have particular tastes when it comes to TV shows and movies. Here is a list of the top 10 favorite shows for seniors, all of which can be found free on Netflix. These shows can be appealing to both seniors and love ones alike.

Home for the holidays? Cozy up and watch together.

  1. The Great British Baking Show 

The baking competition might have a number of dished not familiar to us in the United States, giving you a dose of culture with the competition. Plus, contestants and judges share their tips throughout the baking process, which can be useful in your own kitchens.

All episodes are about an hour. The show also has some holiday specials.

  1. Our Planet

This Netflix documentary series won 2 Emmy Awards. Each episode focuses on a different type of landscape across the planet. Seniors will enjoy learning about nature and seeing the variety of wildlife from across the planet. The documentary features impressive footage of real wildlife interactions. Paired with impeccable narration, this series is full of action and education.    

  1. Grace and Frankie 

Grace and Frankie tell the story of 2 senior women who bond after their husbands decide that they love each other. But their relationship isn’t always easy. The series features Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who are great at making audiences laugh.

Each episode is approximately 35-40 minutes long

  1.   The Crown 

Follows the life of Queen Elizabeth from the 1940s to modern days. Based on an award-winning play: The Audience. Seniors can relive some of the major events, political strife, and decisions that the Queen has faced during her reign.  The show features plenty of drama. The inner workings of the Royal Family might surprise you.

Each episode is about 1 hour

  1. Jeopardy 

Get your game-show fix with the legionary Alex Trebek. Who doesn’t enjoy watching a round of Jeopardy?

Episodes are about 20 minutes long. It’s a great show to keep seniors busy during short periods of downtime.

  1. The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes 

The show highlights amazing homes that are located all around the world. The beautiful architecture and attention to detail in these homes can capture your imagination and whimsy. These buildings are unconventional and could even provide you with some design inspiration for your own home.

Episodes are about an hour long. Take a trip around the world and get a glimpse of the most intriguing homes you’ve ever seen.

  1. The Final Table 

The Final Table is a Netflix original. The show is an international cooking competition. In the beginning rounds of the competition, chefs compete in pairs to create culinary masterpieces from different regions of the world. As the competition heats up, chefs compete individually until there is a single winner.

Each episode is 1 hour and focuses on a different country.

  1. The Good Place 

The Good Place is a funny and lighthearted show. The plot centers on a woman who arrives in the afterlife and doesn’t quite fit into the heaven-like environment. Seniors will appreciate the clean humor and great acting performance by Kristen Bell.

  1. The Toys that Made Us 

Feeling nostalgic? Take a stroll down memory lane. Seniors might recognize several of the toys that they played with or that they purchased for their own kids to play with.

Episodes are about 45 minutes long. There is also a variation of this show called The Movies that Made us, which seniors might equally enjoy.

  1. Call the Midwife 

Don’t get addicted to watching. The show is set in the 1950s. The plot centers on a midwife in a nursing convent. It quickly became a beloved BBC production, and seniors will make connections with characters as they follow the storyline.

Each episode is about an hour.

With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to learn, laugh, or just eliminate boredom.

This article has kindly been shared with us by Caring Senior Service.