9 Movies To Watch With Your Pet This Holiday Season

December 23, 2020 3 min read

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, taking a break and watching a movie with loved ones is a great way to relax. Below are 9 holiday movies to watch with family, friends, and especially your dogs. Nothing makes a movie night feel complete like snacks though. Grab some hot cocoa and cookies for the humans, while the dogs snack on delicious, sustainableNeo Bites

How the Grinch Stole Christmas 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: movie to watch with your dog

Release Date: 2000

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Kids & Family

Rating: PG


Where to watch it: Netflix,Amazon,Youtube

If you haven’t seen this movie, it is a must. The loyal pup Max, is sure to make your heart warm on a cold winter night. There are a few versions of this movie you could watch, but the one starring Jim Carrey has 6 different shelter dogs playing Max throughout the film. Not only did these dogs get their time in the spotlight, they all got adopted! What better movie to watch with your furry friend? 

The Dog who Saved Christmas 

The Dog Who Saved Christmas: movie to watch with your pet

Release Date: 2009

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG


Where to watch it:Amazon,Youtube

Christmas is a popular time for break ins. Luckily for the Bannister family, their new dog Zeus saves the day. Zeus is voiced by Mario Lopez which is even more reason to love this cute yellow labrador. 

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas: movies to watch with your dog

Release Date: 1993

Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Kids & Family

Rating: PG


Where to watch it:Amazon,Disney +,Youtube


The king of a Halloween town discovers a Christmas town. He tries to bring the festive holiday back home, only for things to go terribly wrong. Along the way he is supported by his adorable ghost dog Zero. 

Darlin Companion

Darling Companion: movies to watch with your pet

Release Date: 2012

Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Where to watch it:Amazon,Youtube

The main character Beth finds a dog lost on the side of a snowy road. After forming a close bond with the dog, her husband loses the dog. The movie follows them as they search for their new friend. 

Beethoven's Christmas Adventure

Beethoven's Christmas Adventure: movies to watch with your dog

Release Date: 2011

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy

Rating: PG


Where to watch it:Youtube,Sling TV

An elf, greedy crooks, Santa’s magic toy bag, a crashed sleigh. It is up to Beethoven, the Saint Bernard, to save Christmas. This is a very funny and festive movie that you and your dog are sure to love. 

A Golden Christmas

A Golden Christmas: movie to watch with your pet during the holidays

Release Date: 2010

Genre: Kids & Family

Rating: G


Where to watch it:Youtube,  Lifetime

This is a great movie to give you that warm feeling this holiday season. It has a bit of everything from childhood romance, time capsules, and match making pups. Follow this woman as she tries to save her parents house from a random buyer. 

A Dog Named Christmas

A Dog Named Christmas: movie to watch with your pet

Release Date: 2009

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG


Where to watch it:Amazon,Youtube

The bond between a special needs boy and his adopted dog called Christmas is sure to have you emotional. This movie also advocates for adoption, which is something all dog lovers can appreciate. 

Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp: A cute Christmas movie to watch with your pet

Release Date: 1955

Genre: Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family

Rating: G


Where to watch:Disney +,Youtube

This is a classic movie of 2 falling in love. If you haven't seen this movie it might not appear to be a holiday movie, but the film begins and ends on Christmas. By the end your dogs tail will be wagging and you will have a smile on your face. There is a reason this movie is so iconic. 

Christmas with Tucker

Christmas with Tucker: a holiday movie to watch with your furry friend

Release Date: 2013

Genre: Kids & Family

Rating: Not Rated


Where to watch:Youtube,Hallmark,Amazon

After the death of his father, a young boy becomes good friends with his neighbor's dog. The special bond helps the boy be strong as terrible winter storms hit his town. This movie will make you want to cuddle your dog and never let go. 


- Ashlyn Roberts