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4 Christmas-Themed Movies to Watch with Your Senior Loved One

Many families consider watching Christmas movies together an essential holiday activity. If your elderly loved one is also a movie lover, including him or her in this family activity can help stave off loneliness and promote his or her emotional wellbeing. Here are 4 Christmas-themed movies Grosse Pointe caregivers recommend watching with your loved one this holiday season.

1. It’s a Wonderful Life

James Stewart plays George, a man whose company loses all of its patrons’ money one Christmas. When an angel shows George what the town would be like without him, he realizes the positive influence he has had on others. Not only does this film star James Stewart, arguably the most popular actor of the 40s and 50s, but it also provides a great opportunity to talk to your loved one about the positive impact he or she has had on you, other family members, and other people in his or her life.

2. Elf

This modern Christmas classic is about a human who grew up at the North Pole and later heads to New York to find out who he really is. Your loved one will appreciate this film’s theme of bringing Christmas spirit back and avoiding commercialism, and he or she will also enjoy the childlike humor and joy of this film.

3. Miracle on 34th Street

Doris Walker finds an elderly man to fill in as a replacement for Macy’s Santa. However, when the man claims to be the real Santa, Doris must decide whether or not to help him. Your loved one will likely recognize this Christmas classic from 1947. Not many films feature elderly people as the lead, so your loved one will likely be able to relate to Edmund Gwenn, the elderly actor who plays Santa.

4. White Christmas

This heartwarming musical is about two men in the performing business who team up with a pair of singing sisters to save the ski lodge belonging to a former Army general. Your loved one likely grew up during the age when musicals were most popular, so this delightful film from 1954 is sure to bring back pleasant holiday memories.

During the busy holiday season, don’t forget to keep your loved one’s individual care needs in mind. If he or she needs assistance now or any other time of the year, Home Care Assistance can help. Our compassionate caregivers not only make wonderful companions, but they can also assist your loved one with a wide variety of daily tasks such as exercise, meal prep, and light housekeeping. For more information on home care Grosse Pointe families trust, call one of our friendly Care Managers at 313.343.6444 to schedule a complimentary consultation.