Things That Make You Go

A list of relaxing entertainment options

Disclaimer: All submissions were to be uplifting/relaxing and family-friendly, but of course preferences vary so please check these entertainment options out to make sure they are to your taste.


All Creatures Great and Small (James Herriot)
All Series by Hope Callaghan
Aloha Lagoon Mystery Series (Gemma Halliday Publishing)
An Amish Mystery Series (Laura Bradford)
Anne of Green Gables Series(Lucy Maud Montgomery)
Anxious People (Fredrik Backman)
Aurora Teagarden Series (Charlaine Harris)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Series( Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen)
Christmas Blackout (Maggie Black)
Dragonriders of Pern (Anne McCaffrey, Gigi McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey)
Exham-on-Sea Mysteries Series(Frances Evesham)
Fitzjohn Mystery ( Jill Patterson)
Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Henry Short Stories (O. Henry)
Hercule Poirot & Miss Marple Novels (Agatha Christie)
Hillcrest Witch Mysteries Series (Amorette Anderson)
Illusions ( Richard Bach)
Imagining Violet (Mary E. Hughes)
Inspector Maigret Series by Georges Simenon
Jane Austen Books
Julie Mulhern Country Club series (Julie Mulhern)
Karen ( Marie Killilea)
Liaden Universe space opera books (Sharon Lee and Steve Miller)
Little Woman (Louisa May Alcott)
Loki's Gambit (C. Gockel)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
Mitford Series (Jan Karon)
Mule Hollow Series (Debra Clopton)
Nancy Drew Series (Carolyn Keene)
Nero Wolfe Series (Rex Stout)
Outlander Book Series(Diana Gabaldon)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Rose Scented Murder( Jill Patterson)
The Baxter Family Series (Karen Kingsbury)
The Bible-Religious Text
The Complete Short Stories of Saki (Saki)
The Hardy Boy Series (Franklin W. Dixon)
The Miss Seeton Series (Heron Carvic)
The Queen's Thief Series (Megan Whalen Turner)
The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
The Thursday Murder Club (Richard Osman)
The Trackers Series (Nicholas Sansbury Smith)
The Vampire Knitting Club (Nancy Warren)
The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)
With Love From Karen (Marie Killilea)
All Books by Alison Golden
All Books by Angela Thirkill
All books by Dianne Harman
All Books by Dorothy Keddington
All Books by Elliee Atkinson
All Books by Eva Ibbotson
All books by Georgette Heyer
All books by Georgette Heyer
All Books by James Herriot
All books by Kathi Daley
All Books by Lucy Maud Montgomery
All Books by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
All Books by R. Scott Murphy
All books by Tonya Kappes

TV Shows

800 Words!
A Country Practice
Aerial America
Agatha Christie's Marple
Agatha Christie's Poirot
All Creatures Great and Small ( James Herriot)
American Ninja Warrior
Ann of Green Gables
Anne with an E
Are You Being Served?
As Time Goes By
Babylon 5
Barney Miller
Birthday Star
Blue Heelers
Call The Midwife
Carole Burnett and Friends
Cougar Town
Crossword Mysteries
Darling Buds of May
Death in Paradise
Diagnosis Murder
Doc Martin
Downton Abbey
Dr. Who
Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute- Documentary
Escape to the Chateau
Ever Decreasing Circles
Father Brown
Foyle's War
God's Waiting Room (Documentary)
Good Omens
Great British Menu
Green Acres
Hallmark Mystery, Movies, Christmas Movies
Harry Potter Series
Have Gun – Will Travel
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
HGTV – TV Channel
Hogan’s Heroes
Hogan’s Heroes
Home Improvement
I Can Hear Your Voice
I Dream of Jeannie
I Love Lucy
Inspector Morse
Inspiration Channel – TV Channel
Josh Gates Tonight
Keeping Up Appearances
Lark Rise to Candleford
Last of the Summer Wine
Little House on the Prairie
Little Woman
Matchmaker Mysteries
McLeod's Daughters
Midsomer Murders
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Modern Family
Murder She Wrote
Murder, She Baked
Murdoch Mysteries
Mystery 101
Mystery Woman
Nature (PBS)
New Tricks
Only Fools and Horses
Outer Limits
Perfect Strangers
Picture Perfect Mysteries
Planet Earth
Planet Earth; BluePlanet
Robin Hood Series
Rosemary & Thyme
Secrets of the Zoo
Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered (POstables)
Silent Witness
Smithsonian Channel – TV Channel
Star Trek
Stranger Things
That Girl
The Andy Griffith Show
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Coroner
The Crown
The Durrells
The Gilmore Girls
The Golden Girls
The Good Karma Hospital
The Good Witch
The Great British Bake Off
The Incredible Dr. Pol
The Masked Singer
The Office
The Repair Shop
The Vicar of Dibley
The Vow
The Waltons
The Worst Witch
The Yorkshire Vet
Twilight Zone
Waiting for God
Wheel of Fortune
When Calls the Heart
While You Were Sleeping
Wonder Woman
Yes Minister


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The Princess Bride
101 Dalmatians
A Fine Romance
A Man Called Ove
All Disney Movies
An Affair to Remember
An American Tail
Arsenic and Old Lace
Aurora Teagarden Movies
Beauty and the Beast
Bell, Book, and Candle
Billy Elliot
Britt-Marie Was Here
Butterflies Are Free
Can't Buy Me Love
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Christmas Family Vacation
Christmas with Holly
Doctor Zhivago
Emma (with Gwynneth Paltrow)
Enchanted April
Enola Holmes
Enola Holmes
Fiddler on the Roof
Field of Dreams
Finian's Rainbow
Francis the Talking Mule
Francis The Talking Mule Series
Glass Bottom Boat 1966
Gone With The Wind
Goodnight Mister Tom
Happy Ending
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Hocus Pocus
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Ice Age
It’s a Wonderful Life
Johnny Appleseed-short movie
Knotting Hill
Ladies in Black
Ladies in Lavender
Last Holiday
Leap Year
Liar Liar
Little Woman
Love Actually
Magic Island
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Mary Poppins
Men in Black
Midnight Cowboy
Miracle on 34th Street
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Mr. Holland's Opus
My Fair Lady 1964
Nobody’s Fool
Noises Off!
Notting Hill
Operation Petticoat 1959
Parent Trap
Patch Adams
Paws to the Rescue
Pretty Woman
Pride and Prejudice
Return to Me
Scooby-Doo Movies
Secondhand Lions
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Singin' in the Rain
Sister Act
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Sleepless in Seattle
Snowwhite and The Huntsman
Son of the Navy 1940,
Soul Surfer
Sweet Home Alabama
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The American President
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Big Chill
The Black Cauldron
The Blind Side
The Catered Affair
The Dark Crystal
The Gourmet Detective
The Greatest Showman
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Holiday
The Incredible Journey
The Karate Kid
The Martian
The Mating Game 1959
The Music Man
The Peanut Butter Falcon
The Princess Bride
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
The Princess Diaries
The Singing Nun
The Sound of Music
The Station Agent
The Teahouse of the August Moon
The Wizard of Oz
Top Hat 1935
Troop Beverly Hills
Under the Tuscan Sun
Undercover Blues
Waking Ned
We're No Angels
White Christmas
Wild Wild West
You’ve Got Mail
Yours, Mine, and Ours!


A cup of my favorite tea/ Chamomile – Food/Drink
A cup of Starbucks, if I can chill beside the lake – Food/Drink/Activity
A  good cup of coffee or tea – Food/Drink
Amazing Places on Our Planet (YouTube)
Anything with Betty Davis – Actor
Anything with Bing Crosby – Actor
Anything with Bob Hope – Actor
Anything with Dick Van Dyke – Actor
Anything with Ella Ballentine – Actor
Anything with Jerry Lewis – Actor
Anything with John McDermott – Tenor
Anything with Judy Garland – Actor
Anything with Lucille Ball – Actor
Baking Bread – Hobby
Bead weaving necklaces – Art
Bubbles Baths – Activity
Building mini-scenes for my 95 yr old mama – Activity
Cat on your lap – Activity
Christine de Pizan – Poet
Cooking – Hobby
Crocheting – Hobby
Crocheting Gifts for Family and Friends – Hobby
Cruising the cut – Vlog
Dry Bar Comedy – Comedy Club
Eating Popcorn – Food/Drink
Exercise – Activity
Foxes afloat – Vlog
Go outside, sit, breathe, close my eyes, and just listen – Activity
Going out to eat – Food/Drink
Harry The Piano – Musician
Hot Chocolate – Food/Drink
Hot Showers – Activity
I watch my chicken as they wander around looking for food or mischievous – Activity
Indian Comfort Food – Food/Drink
Janaroo2 ( Youtuber)
Jigsaw Puzzles – Activity
Knitting – Hobby
Laurel and Hardy – Actors/Comedians
Leaf Peeping – Activity
Listening to Books – Activity
Listening to music by Beegie Adair – Musician
Look at cat & puppy pictures online – Activity
Moses ibn Ezra – Rabbi/Poet
Needle Craft – Hobby
Pachelbel's Greatest Hit: Canon In D ( Music Album)
Password! – Gameshow
Playing Scrabble or Words with Friends – Games
Quilting – Hobby
Reading – Hobby
Reading Cozy Mysteries – Activity
Scott Murphy's Fun Stories Universe Newsletter – Weekly Newsletter
Sitting looking at nature with my 2 dogs at my side – Activity
Stjepan Hauser – Musician
Taking a Walk – Activity
Tales from the Swan's Neck – Vlog
Tea – Food/Drink
Verses or quotes/affirmations cards – practice
Walking outside and looking at trees and our cows – Activity
Watching Rom/Coms – TV/Movie Genre
Watching Scandi Noirs – TV/Movie Genre
Well deck diaries – Vlog
YouTube Vlogs of people who live/travel in narrowboats in the inland canals in England, Wales and Scotland.

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