During the holidays, nothing beats cozying up with a mug of hot chocolate, a warm blanket, a pet on your lap and a classic Christmas movie on the television. In a year when many of us will be traveling less and staying home more, watching some holiday films with your pet is both a safe and super festive way to enjoy the holidays. And since you’re getting your pet in the spirit too, why not choose a movie to match—a Christmas dog movie for your favorite pup, or a holiday cat flick for a purr-fect snuggle sesh with a furry feline?
No matter who you choose to watch with, these Christmas movies are practically guaranteed to make your holiday season festive and bright. So as the winter weather sets in, grab the Swiss Miss and your favorite PJs, and snuggle up on the couch for one of these holiday favorites. We’ve even rated them on the following paw-sitive scale for your viewing pleasure:
- One Paw: It’s a good, light watch and worthy of you pressing play—even if you’re doing something else while watching it, like baking Christmas cookies or wrapping presents.
- Two Paws: It’s a bona-fide hit and deserving of your undivided attention, so break out the eggnog and curl up on the couch for some quality TV time.
- Three Paws: Stop. What. You. Are. Doing. And. Watch. This. Right. Meow.
"Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch"
"The Nine Lives of Christmas"
It’s not the holidays until you’ve watched at least one Hallmark Christmas movie. This delightful and lighthearted romantic comedy follows the fireworks that ensue when a firefighter meets a veterinary student after he adopts a stray cat. Yes, the plot line is a bit predictable—that’s part of the charm of Hallmark movies! Plus, the feline best buds of this chick flick, Ambrose and Queenie, make it purrr-fectly worth a watch. Ambrose, the orange tabby, might just steal the show.
"A Charlie Brown Christmas"
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
"Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure"