It’s a fact that holds true in my household: I love Christmas movies. There’s nothing better than curling up with your pup and a cup of hot cocoa to watch a favorite holiday flick. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite Christmas movies you can watch with your dog to share the season’s spirit with your furry friend.
Our list of 5 Christmas movies you can watch with your dog showcases a number of movies either featuring holiday cheer and furry friends. We’ll include where you can find the movie streaming so you can plan your next Christmas movie binge!
Lady and The Tramp (2019 Version)
Three of the things Polar Bear and I love the most are Disney, Christmas and dogs. The 2019 remake of Lady and the Tramp might not be a traditional Christmas movie, but it features dogs and holiday cheer.
The 2019 live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp, which is streaming on Disney+, is a real treat. It removes some of the outdated cultural depictions that you’ll find in the original 1955 film and adds some catchy new songs.
Spoiler alert (but really who hasn’t seen the old version of this movie?): Tramp gets adopted by Lady’s family at the end of the movie at Christmas time. I adopted Polar Bear around Chritsmas time last year, so the holiday adoption story brought back all the feels.
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Bonus Disney Movie to Watch Around the Holidays with Your Dog: Frozen
Frozen isn’t a Christmas movie, but it’s a story of love and it will warm your heart even with its wintry scenes. In fact, I’ve even heard a Frozen fan theory that Kristoff is Santa Claus… I don’t buy that, but after watching the movie about a billion times I do agree that “reindeers are better than people.”
One more Frozen opinion: Frozen 2 is even better than Frozen. The songs are better and the adventure is better. And I don’t even know a Samantha!
Frozen is streaming on Disney+.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Snoopy might be America’s favorite beagle. A Charlie Brown Christmas has been a favorite holiday special for many families since it debuted in 1965.
The charming Peanuts gang and Charlie Brown are an important part of this holiday classic, but Snoopy certainly steals the show. His doghouse takes home first prize in the decorating contest, he serves as a true agent of chaos and more.
The 12 Dogs of Christmas
You can find this sweet tale streaming on Netflix. The 12 Dogs of Christmas (2005) is set during the Great Depression and tells the story of a sweet girl named Emma who tries to teach the townspeople the true meaning of Christmas with dogs. It makes a bleak time in U.S. history seem merry and bright, which reminds us that we can get through anything with a little Christmas spirit.
This 2009 flick never made it to theaters, but it deserves a place in your heart. Santa Buddies is part of the Air Bud franchise and features a number of pups that save Christmas! It features George Wednt as Santa Claus and stars is dog, rightfully dubbed Santa Paws.
Did you love Santa Buddies? You’re in luck — there’s more! There’s a prequel called The Search for Santa Paws AND Santa Pups 2! Both feature mischief, mayhem and a lot of barking.
You can find Santa Buddies (and the spinoffs) streaming on Disney+.
Dr. Suess’s The Grinch
There have been a few versions of the Grinch, and I think 2018’s The Grinch is almost as good as the original. The animation is magical, the jokes keep rolling and The Grinch’s dog Max is just adorable.
The Grinch features a star studded cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury and even Pharrell Williams are voice actors.
The Grinch is currently streaming on Netflix. Check it out!
What’s your favorite Christmas movie you can watch with dogs? Drop a comment below and share your favorite holiday and movie or special that you enjoy watching with your pup.