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Lights, Camera, Woof: A Tail-Wagging Guide to Christmas Dog Films

Amy Thompson
10/31/2023

Lights twinkle, snow falls, and the smell of freshly baked cookies fills the air. It's the most wonderful time of the year – the holiday season. And what better way to embrace the holiday spirit than snuggling up with your furry friend and enjoying some heartwarming Christmas films featuring our furry friends? In this guide, we'll take you from the mischievous Beethoven to the loyal Hachi; these films capture the Christmas spirit and the special bond between humans and dogs. So, grab a mug of hot chocolate and get cosy.

1. Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011):

Oh boy, Beethoven sure knows how to make us laugh and melt our hearts. Bernard will have you giggling and "awwing" throughout his Christmas adventure. It's a magical film that will make your holiday season even brighter.

2. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009):

Prepare yourself for an emotional rollercoaster with a heartwarming story. Hachi is a tale of loyalty and love that will have you reaching for the tissues. Based on a true story, this film portrays the bond between a loyal Akita Inu and his human companion. Warning: Have those tissues nearby.

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000):

There is a special canine friend in this iconic Christmas tale. Max, the Grinch's trusty companion, steals the show with his unwavering loyalty and playful tricks. It's the perfect reminder that our four-legged pals can bring joy even to the grumpiest of hearts.

4. The Noel Diary (2022):

New to the Christmas film scene, The Noel Diary is a feel-good Christmas romance film. Ava, the Australian shepherd, plays a charming supporting role. This film tells the story of a man who returns to his hometown and discovers an old diary that unlocks memories of a lost love. Prepare for a tale filled with love and a cute Aussie.

5. Lady and the Tramp (1955):

Oh, amore. This timeless Disney classic brings us a love story like no other. Lady and Tramp go on adventures and romantic spaghetti dinners under the twinkling lights. Packed with unforgettable moments and a doggy duo, this film is a perfect choice for some holiday cheer.

6. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993):

You might be thinking, "Does this film really involve dogs?" It sure does. In this quirky and captivating Tim Burton masterpiece, Zero, the ghost dog, steals the show with his glowing nose and unwavering loyalty to Jack Skellington. It adds an extra festive touch to this unique holiday tale.

These films not only feature adorable dogs but also carry heartwarming messages of love, compassion, and the true meaning of the holiday season.

Whether it's the wagging tails, the adorable antics, or the heartwarming messages, holiday films have a way of warming our hearts. Sprinkle some extra cheer this holiday season and snuggle up with your furry companion as you enjoy these enchanting movies.

From all of us at Edgard & Cooper, we wish you a joyful Christmas.

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