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11 Christmas Dog Movies

Is there anything better than a cozy evening cuddling with your beloved dog over the holidays? We've made a list of amazing Christmas dog movies that you can and should watch with your fur buddy. 

It's a well-known reality that dogs enjoy watching Dog movies on tv, so they are ideal for doggie entertainment.

Christmas Dog Movies

In Christmas dog movies, you can expect heartwarming stories centered around the theme of the holiday season, with dogs playing key roles in the narratives. Common elements in these films include:

1. Festive Spirit: Christmas dog movies often capture the magical and joyful atmosphere of the holiday season, bringing a sense of warmth and cheer to the audience.

2. Family Bonds: Many of these movies emphasize the importance of family and friendship, often showcasing the unique and special bond between humans and their furry companions.

3. Rescues and Miracles: Some Christmas dog movies feature rescue stories or miraculous events, adding an element of wonder and hope to the plot.

4. Themes of Love and Generosity: Expect themes of love, generosity, and kindness, as characters come together to celebrate the spirit of giving during Christmas.

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5. Humor and Heart: These films often balance humor and heartfelt moments, making them suitable for family audiences and providing a mix of emotions.

6. Inclusion of Traditions: Christmas dog movies may incorporate traditional holiday activities, decorations, and festivities, adding a festive backdrop to the storyline.

Popular examples of Christmas dog movies include titles like “The Dog Who Saved Christmas,” “The 12 Dog Days of Christmas,” and “A Dog Named Christmas.”

If you're a dog lover looking for heartwarming tales set against the backdrop of the holidays, these movies offer a delightful blend of canine charm and Christmas magic.

Here are our favorites:

An All Dogs Christmas Carol
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Charles Nelson Reilly, Sheena Easton, Ernest Borgnine (Actors)

An All Dogs Christmas Carol

In this animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic book, Christmas is coming, and pooch pals Itchy (Dom DeLuise), Charlie Barkin (Steve Weber), and Sasha (Sheena Easton) decide to raise enough cash for injured pup Timmy to get a much-needed operation.

Unfortunately, mean-spirited canines Carface (Ernest Borgnine) and Killer (Charles Nelson Reilly) rob the kindhearted dogs before they can give Timmy his present, prompting Charlie and the gang to concoct a ghostly plan to retrieve their money.

12 Dogs of Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jordan-Claire Green, Tom Kemp, Richard Riehle (Actors)

The 12 Dogs of Christmas

In a town where dogs have been banned by the mayor and his nasty dog-catcher of a brother, twelve-year-old Emma teams up with Cathy, the owner of a nearby canine sanctuary, to have this wicked law overturned.

The Dog Who Saved Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dean Cain, Gary Valentine, Mario Lopez (Actors)

The Dog Who Saved Christmas

The Bannister family's newly adopted and crafty canine, Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez) saves its home from two bumbling thieves while the family is away at Christmas.

The Dog Who Saved the Holidays
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dean Cain, Joey Lawrence, Peyton List (Actors)

The Dog Who Saved the Holidays

The Bannisters are back with a new family addition – a mischievous pup named Eve. Watch as everyone's favorite dog, Zeus, learns to love his new sister and take down some bumbling thieves.

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jimmy Bennett, Adam Taylor Gordon, Ashley Rose (Actors)

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

Furry fun and friendship are unleashed in this yuletide Peanuts perennial. Also included is another holiday tale – Happy New Year, Charlie Brown – where Charlie Brown must complete a book report on War and Peace over the holiday break.

12 Christmas Wishes For My Dog
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Elisa Donovan, Gabrielle Carteris, Fred Willard (Actors)

12 Christmas Wishes for My Dog

Having her dog taken away by an uptight landlord was heartbreak for Laura. Willing to try anything to transform her life and get her dog back, Laura follows her best friend's suggestion and sets up a session with a life coach.

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The unusual character of the life coach makes Laura skeptical, especially when the coach tells Laura to make 12 wishes for a positive change in her life.

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12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Sean Patrick Flanery, D.B. Sweeney, Danielle Churchman (Actors)

12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue

In this heartwarming sequel to the holiday classic, Emma (Danielle Chuchran) rallies her friends new and old to save a beloved puppy orphanage by putting on a musical holiday extravaganza.

The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mario Lopez, Paris Hilton, Dean Cain (Actors)

The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation

The Bannister family's newly adopted and crafty canine, Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez) saves its home from two bumbling thieves while the family is away at Christmas.
Nine Dog Christmas: The Movie
  • Scott Hamilton, Russi Taylor, Cheech Marin (Actors)
  • Kamoon Song (Director) - James Earl Jones (Narrator)

Nine Dog Christmas: The Movie

Nine Dog Christmas is an animated direct-to-video Christmas special, released on October 5, 2004. It is based on the original concept by Roy Wilson, who co-adapted it with Carter Crocker.

A Dogwalker's Christmas Tale
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jonathan Bennett, Lexi Giovagnoli, Dina Meyer (Actors)

A Dogwalker's Christmas Tale

Spoiled 21-year-old Luce Lockhart faces a tough decision when a handsome new friend asks her to help protect a dog park from her wealthy employer. 

A Dog Named Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bruce Greenwood, Linda Emond, Noel Fisher (Actors)

A Dog Named Christmas

A young man decides to spread some Christmas cheer after adopting an adorable golden Labrador for the holidays.

Snow Buddies
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dominic Scott Kay, John Kapelos, Lise Simms (Actors)

Snow Buddies

In this family-friendly tale, a feisty pack of golden retriever puppies embarks on an Alaskan adventure, braving snow, ice, and danger along the way. Don't worry, though, they make a husky friend who helps them save the day.

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