If you love animals as much as we do, then you’ll love our list of favorite holiday movies that feature pets! Whether they’re real, animated or animatronic, they’re all about sharing the love and having adventures with that special, furry, four-legged someone. And, boy do these beloved characters know how to steal a show and pull at your heartstrings!
From the good guys to the bad guys, the cute, and even the frightening, animals have graced us with their presence on the silver screen for decades. There have been talking pigs, pups in space, singing cats, and so much more! We can’t help but fall in love with each and every one. That’s why we’ve gathered a list of some of our favorite animal flicks to help get you and your loved ones in the mood for all of the thrilling holiday celebrations to come!
Fall has officially begun, and with that, many of us are ready to start decorating for Halloween. Some have even started thinking about those wonderful Thanksgiving feast plans. So, while you indulge in the colorful season with your whole family, add these festive animal films to your Fall movie night bucket list, and get ready to cozy up for some good times.
- It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
- Hocus Pocus
- Spooky Buddies
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Dog Who Saved Halloween
Let the animal lover in you continue to come out as we move into the winter holiday season with the many pet and animal themed movies. From dogs, to penguins, even reindeer, pets of all sorts are represented in these seasonal feel-good films.
- Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
- Ice Age
- March of the Penguins
- Happy Feet
- I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Snow Buddies
- Santa Buddies
- The Search for Santa Paws
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
- The Grinch
- Shelby: The Dog Who Saved Christmas
Year ‘Round Fun Flicks
As you cozy up with your pets and loved ones this holiday season for movie nights, there are so many wonderful films out there with animals and pets that aren’t just centered around the holidays that you can enjoy together. There are all sorts of flicks to round out your every animal need!
- Dr. Dolittle
- The Lion King
- Finding Nemo
- Homeward Bound
- Marley & Me
- Charlotte’s Web
- Air Bud
- Black Beauty
- Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
- Free Willy
- Fly Away Home
We hope that one of these will inspire your next family movie night and bring you and all of your loved ones, both two-legged and four, lots of joy and happiness as the holiday celebrations roll into full swing. Don’t forget the pup-corn!