12 Best Christmas Dog Outfits to Get Your Dog in the Holiday Spirit


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From hats to sweaters, fewer things are cuter than a dog in a Christmas get-up. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the cutest Christmas dog outfits around—from reindeer antlers to pajamas to full-on Santa suits—to bring you a hearty dose of cheer and plenty of photo ops this holiday season.

Whether you’re taking your dog to an ugly sweater party, or simply taking family photos in front of the tree (or around a snowman, if you’re lucky), there’s a Christmas dog outfit here to suit your pooch.

Note: don’t forget to take your dog’s measurements before you shop, and check out our guide to dressing up your dog for the holidays.

12 Best Christmas Dog Outfits

A Christmas outfit most of us can get behind? A doggie Christmas sweater. This soft acrylic sweater is great for parties and chilly outings where dog clothing is required. If you want to get even more adorable, pick up the matching sweater for humans.

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This darling, hand-knit snood (an ornamental scarf or hood) is made for smaller breeds and comes in a variety of sizes. Can be worn with your pet’s collar (your pet’s pride is another issue altogether).

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There are lines in the Christmas movie canon you just don’t forget; “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal,” is one of them. Thankfully (and perhaps, ingeniously), the expression is now immortalized on this festive dog hoodie for you and your “filthy animal” to relive over and over.

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Sometimes, a simple accessory or two is all that’s needed to set the holiday mood (and often, such accessories are easier for your dog to wear than a traditional outfit). This colorful reindeer headband and coordinated scarf, available in size small and large, look great in photos and are great for pets with an aversion to costumes and clothing.

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This red plaid pajama set does double duty as a pair of cozy pet johns great for Christmas photos, or as a jumpsuit for brisk winter walks after the holiday season has passed.

Looking to match your pet’s pajamas? You can totally do that, it’s a thing.

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Move over Diane Von Furstenberg, there’s a new dog dress in town! This festive knit holiday dog dress recalls the classic DVF wrap dress, only for dogs, with a hood, with a pom-pom. Available in sizes extra small to large.

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Simple, effective, and superbly seasonal, this dog bandana expresses so much with an economy of words. It’s more of a statement piece than complete Christmas outfit, but it’s one most dogs find easy to wear.

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A small hidden battery pack illuminates the LED twinkle lights on this pet-safe holiday sweatshirt. It’ll keep your dog warm and visible on a crisp Christmas Eve walk!

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No list of Christmas dog outfits would be complete without a Santa Claus option suit. For this pick, we went with trusted dog costumer Rubies that offers a three-piece style: jacket, belt and buckle, and hat (there’s a Mrs. Claus style, too).

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Christmas dog sweater or costume? This simple holiday pullover is both, offering warmth as a cozy dog sweater while transforming your dog into the cutest little elf.

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Pet bow tie

A set of two polka dot pet bow ties—one red, one green—are part of this charming bow tie set, for use with dogs or cats. The ties attach easily with elastic bands that slip over your pet’s existing collar, for instant holiday style.

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Is your dog the real Elf on the Shelf, always moving and misplacing things? Or maybe it’s the cat? Whatever pet is the most mischievous, this adorable elf outfit, available in sizes to fit most small and medium dogs, is the perfect costume to match their personality.

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