It is the season to be jolly and while we hope for the ideal where the entire family spends quality time, it is hard to find a single activity to do together that everyone agrees on.
Watching TV together might not be a bad idea and for all you know, it might bring the family closer. To help, most of the digital store are running their year-end sale, so you can get Best TV shows starting from $5.99.
Best TV Shows To Watch With Family
Here’s our pick of top TV Shows to binge watch this Christmas.
This show is shot in a documentary format and takes us through the day-to-day lives of three Modern Families residing in California.
It is a light-hearted take on how families have been transformed thanks to modernity, yet the main idea of love and togetherness prevails. It has characters of all age-groups and can resonate with a wide audience.
Being an animated series, The Simpsons is more popular amongst adults and teens who watch American Television. It takes us through the life of Homer Simpson and his quirky family.
The show accurately captures the day-to-day life of the average American and is probably the Best TV Show to watch of all time.
This is yet another show that normalises the idea of a “dysfunctional family”. This show takes us through the lives of the Bluth family, who continue to lead a lavish lifestyle, post-bankruptcy and the arrest of the protagonist’s father. It takes us through the newfound hardships the family encounters due to their financial status.
Yet another animated that appeals to all ages. While other TV shows deal with unconventional families, Family guy deals with the humorous happenings in the daily lives of a regular working-class American family and their pet dog.
Other than accurately capturing all main-stream characters expected of such a show, both the infant and the pet dog play characters that can talk and are vital to the plot.
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This comedy sitcom deals with the encounters of an African-American family in America. Other than being funny, it attempts to capture the subliminal and at times obvious racism that continues to persist even after ages of protesting for equal rights. Despite dealing with such a serious topic, it continues to remain a comedy show.
Nearly all family sitcoms have the similar storylines. Likewise “The Middle” too is a show about a middle-class American family and has all the elements of such a series.
Here we also see how Axl, Sue, and Brick, the 3 children are significantly different from each other despite being subject to the same upbringing.
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
This is a very popular Disney series that is difficult to be bored of. The show is laden with hilarious punch-lines, funny plots, and humorous characters, all the while remaining suitable for all ages. It also shows the close bond shared by a group of people not tied by kinship bonds.
A popular drama that takes place in a historical setting. It portrays the lives of the Crawley family and how they have been affected by the various happenings of that period such as the sinking of the Titanic, the colonisation of various countries by the British, and the First World War.
Fresh off the Boat
Like “Black-ish”, this show too captures the life of a Taiwanese family who attempts to adjust to the American life. It deals with how they are outcasted sometimes as a result of their own actions.
It also captures the drastic contrast between their native values and American culture.
This animated series by Nickelodeon has retained its popularity since its inception in 1999. It portrays the life of a sea sponge (SpongeBob SquarePants) who cooks for a living.
Despite having such a bizarre storyline it has resonated with many people of all ages across the globe and has even been dubbed into many languages.
Prepare to be blown away by witnessing the culinary talents displayed by a bunch of kids. While it may not have a plot, it is nonetheless a very exciting show that is also pleasing to the eyes.
The dishes prepared by these kids are nothing less than a work of art and take cooking to a whole new level.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
This is a documentary series that takes the viewers through the journey of the beginning of life on earth.
It is a very interesting portrayal of life on earth and what lies beyond which takes us through major historical events through animations. It is both educational and entertaining.
Just Add Magic
It is a TV series based on a book of the same name. It shows the adventures embarked upon by three children Kelly, Darbie, and Hannah as they come across a cookbook left by Kelly’s grandmother.
What they presume to be an ordinary recipe book, has various magical recipes that do more than just making delicious dishes.
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This is an American animated TV show that takes us through the journey of twins Dipper and Mabel, who are dropped off at Gravity Falls to spend their summer. Little do they know of the escapades that await them.
Other than being a comical animated series, it is a break from the regular theme of a middle-class family life.
While a majority of the Best TV shows to watch may be revolving around the lives of middle-class American families, they all offer a unique perspective and are excellent in their delivery of entertainment.
They are probably the epitome of creativity, as they can take a clichéd theme and turn it into something new. They also remain humorous without being vulgar, a rare feat to accomplish. This is nevertheless one of the best ways to spend some family time this Christmas.
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