Favorite Dog Holiday Movies!
Perfect Holiday Movies Your Family Will Bark Over!
Alright, alright – it seems like we have just started the year, but here we are. We are almost at the end of the year and you know what that means. The holidays are just around the corner. The festive atmosphere and spirit of caring fill the air. Oh, what better way to spend the holidays than to watch your favorite dog holiday movies!
However, you might be looking for some new titles or perhaps, you are running out of ideas. What should you watch this holiday with your four-legged friend? Thankfully, you don’t have to look far and wide just to find the right movie. Here are some dog holiday movies that will surely add more happiness to you, to your family, and most especially, to your pooch!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Sure enough, the Grinch is kind of a scary and mischievous character. However, Max, his dog, is just adorable. He is a great addition to the movie. He seems to not like what his master is doing, but nevertheless, he stood there innocently and makes our hearts melt. The movie was first released in 1966 and a recent live-action version of this movie is also available.
Okay, this one isn’t exactly a holiday movie, but its setting is in the winter. So, it counts. Iron Will is about a man who joined a dog-sled race. He is hoping to win the race to help and save his family’s farm.
The story floats around the struggles and hardships that this man has to go through together with his dogs led by Gus – a delightful and tough Siberian Husky. Iron Will is a great movie to watch with your dog and family as it teaches the value of perseverance.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Don’t let the title fool you. It is actually a product of Tim Burton’s imagination and we know what that means. In this somewhat scary but sweet movie, viewers are introduced to a world of terrifying monsters and the undead.
Jack Skellington is the star of the show, but the show is not complete without his loyal ghost pup named Zero. Jack discovered a new world outside of theirs. There, he found out about a new event called Christmas. He then had a brilliant idea of trying to run Christmas and the resulting chaos and fun are just perfect for you and your pup.
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
A Christmas elf accidentally crash lands in a small town and loses his magic toy bag. In this hilarious and captivating movie, Beethoven, a talking dog, helps the elf to recover the magic toy bag from greedy criminals. Check out this movie if you want to have loveable moments with your furry friend.
Marley & Me
This movie was based on the popular book written by John Grogan. Starring Jenifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, Marley & Me is a heartfelt movie about a mischievous but endearing Labrador named Marley. While the dog was tough to love, Jennifer and Owen eventually learn how to keep their dog and love him for what he is.
Other Awesome Movies
Now, there are just so many dog holiday movies out there – too many to describe them all here, so here is a list with additional movies to watch with your four-legged best friend!
- The Secret Life of Pets
- Eight Below
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Lady and the Tramp
- 101 Dalmatians
- All Dogs Go to Heaven
- The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation
- The Search for Santa Paws
- Air Bud
- A Dog’s Purpose
- Beverly Hills Chihuahua
- Show Dogs
- Dog Days
- The Adventure of Milo and Otis
- A Dog for Christmas
- Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
- Because of Winn-Dixie
There you have it: our list of wonderful dog movies. This should keep you and your dog busy and entertained all holiday long. So, grab some popcorns, gather around your family and pup, sit down, and relax. You are about to enjoy inspiring and heart-warming movies that feature dogs.