5 Festive Films to watch with your Furry Friends

With Christmas just around the corner, there is nothing quite like snuggling up on the sofa with our furry friends and indulging in heartwarming Christmas films. This December, make it a festive movie marathon with your pets and a large bowl of popcorn by your side! At Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs, we have listed 5 of the best pet themed Christmas films that are sure to delight both you and your four-legged companions throughout December.

1. The Grinch (2018)

Dr. Seuss’s classic tale comes to life in this animated adaptation, and it is not just for humans. With its vibrant colours and whimsical characters, The Grinch captures the attention of pets and owners alike. The misadventures of the Grinch and his change of heart resonate well with pets, creating an atmosphere of joy and laughter.

2. Santa Paws (2010)

In this moving festive film, a mischievous pup named Santa Paws finds himself in the North Pole and must save Christmas with the help of some newfound friends. The film is filled with adorable canine and feline characters, making it a delightful choice for pet owners especially those who are watching with their children or grandchildren. The charming story and festive spirit make Santa Paws a must-watch for families with pets.

3. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

While not exclusively a Christmas film, The Secret Life of Pets offers a hilarious and moving glimpse into what our pets might be up to when we are not around. The snowy scenes and cheerful moments sprinkled throughout the film make it a great addition to your festive watchlist. Owners will enjoy the quirky antics of Max, Duke, and their friends in this animated family favourite.

4. A Garfield Christmas Special (1987)

Who does not appreciate the dry wit of Garfield the cat?! This Christmas, join the lasagna-loving cat Garfield and his pals for a festive Christmas on the farm. This classic animated special is a nostalgic treat for pet owners who grew up with Garfield during the 1980’s and 90’s. The humorous escapades of the famous orange cat and his canine friend Odie, combined with the spirit of Christmas, create a cosy atmosphere perfect for a family movie night.

5. Snow Buddies (2008)

If you are in the mood for a heartwarming adventure, Snow Buddies is another great choice. This family film follows a group of talking puppies as they embark on an icy journey. With adorable characters, a snowy backdrop, and a theme of friendship, Snow Buddies is a great option for pet owners looking to share the holiday spirit with their furry companions.


Watching these pet themed Christmas films with your furry friends is not only entertaining but also a bonding experience. The colourful visuals, festive themes, and heartwarming stories create an atmosphere of joy that both you and your pets will cherish throughout December. So, grab a blanket, some pet-friendly treats, and get ready for a delightful December movie marathon with your furry friends by your side!

This festive season, treat your feline friend to a stay in our luxury cattery in Baldock. Whether you are ready to book or prefer a pre-visit of our facilities, feel free to contact us at 01462 742658. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your furry friend to our premises, this December!