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Top Holiday Movies to Watch With Your Dog

Top Holiday Movies to Watch With Your Dog

It's the most wonderful time of the year! As the holidays approach, a favorite pastime is curling up on the couch with your dog and settling in to watch your favorite Christmas movies! You voted and we listened - we've compiled a list of the top family-friendly holiday movies to watch with your dog.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and start to the new year!

Cheerfully Yours,

Amanda & Toby, The Cheerful Hound


(Movie descriptions and trailers from


A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.

Home Alone (1990)

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. 


After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Frosty the Snowman (1969)

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat. 

White Christmas (1954)

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.


A Christmas Story (1983)

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

The Santa Clause (1994)

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

The Grinch - A classic that has been made multiple times - 3 Versions Available. The story lines are similar, but slightly different: A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
      Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018)

        Jingle All the Way (1996)

        A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

        The Polar Express (2004)

        On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

        National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

        The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

        It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

        An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

        Love Actually (2003)

        Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

        The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

        The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.

        The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

        The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

        Miracle on 34th Street - 2 Versions Available (1947 & 1994)

        • Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

        A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

        • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

        When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

        Noelle (2019)

        A Disney+ Origingal, Santa's daughter finds herself having to take over the family business.

        Klaus (2019)

        A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.

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