Holiday movies to watch with your pets

Holiday movies to watch with your pets

Posted by PetDirect on 4th Dec 2021

During the holidays, nothing beats kicking back with a few snacks and cold drinks to watch a classic Christmas movie. What’s even better is having your furry friends snuggled up on your lap! Watching some holiday films with your pet is both a safe and super festive way to enjoy time with your family (furry one included).

Since you’re getting your pet in the festive spirit, why not watch a movie to match? No matter who you choose to watch with, these Christmas movies are practically guaranteed to make your holiday season festive and bright. Here are our top picks...

How the Grinch Stole Chrismtas

This is a classic feel-good Christmas movie featuring the green Grinch and his trusty dog sidekick, Max. Set in Whoville where the holiday festivities are in full swin, but the Grinch sets out to change that. Max is loyal and good boy to the Grinch while he sets about ruining Christmas. However, the ending delivers warm fuzzies when you, along with Max, realize that the Grinch’s heart can grow three times as large.

Whether it is Dr. Seuss’s version or the one starring Jim Carrey, How the Grinch Stole Christmas gets our paw of approval!

Beethovens' Christmas Adventure

What could be more furry and merry than a St. Bernard on a mission to save Christmas. In this funny, light-hearted film, Beethoven meets a Christmas elf who has accidentally crashed Santa’s sleigh and lost Santa’s magic toy bag (yikes!). Don’t worry, lovable Beethoven and his hooman, Mason, to the rescue, but it won’t be an easy task with the greedy bad guys they’re up against!

Shrek the Halls

Another mean and green grouch tackles Christmas. But ogre’s don’t celebrate the holidays, which makes this Shrek’s first Christmas. Not knowing what to do, he follows the guide book ‘Christmas For Village Idiots’. What ensues is a funny, light-hearted film on how not everything goes according to plan. Why is this on the list? Well who could look past the adorable Puss in Boots who joins in the festivities along with a bunch of other lovable animals.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

The original Peanuts holiday classic, this 1965 movie is timeless with its heartwarming message and cute cartoon characters. Take a trip with Charlie Brown as he learns the true meaning of Christmas with the help of some friends—both two-legged and four-legged. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the antics of Charlie Brown’s faithful sidekick, Snoopy, who really knows how to decorate a dog house for the holidays. And if this short Christmas dog movie isn’t enough, you can always follow it up with I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown.

No matter what movie you choose, give yourself the gift of time well-spent with your pet. Watching a Christmas movie with your pet curled on your lap or by your side is sure to be just the dose of holiday cheer that you need.

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