Welcome to the post that features two of everyone’s favorite things—pets and Christmas. With our four-legged friends messing around the house, wondering how come the house is suddenly so much fun with everyone who comes in, more than happy to play, and those treats that are flying right into their mouths from the table laden with foods, it can only be called heaven on earth.

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful; But the fire is so delightful,” while Sinatra is singing in the background, we invite you to feast on Bored Panda’s festive list featuring hilariously adorable pets nailing the Christmas spirit.

Scroll down, upvote your favorite ones, and after you’re done, be sure to check out our previous posts with animals having fun on Christmas here and here.

#1

It's Still The Best Christmas Pic I Have Of Them

It's Still The Best Christmas Pic I Have Of Them

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Susan Green
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’ve seen this photo before and I love it.

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#2

My Wife And I Don’t Have Kids Yet So We Take Our Dog Out To Look At The Lights. He Absolutely Loves It

My Wife And I Don’t Have Kids Yet So We Take Our Dog Out To Look At The Lights. He Absolutely Loves It

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Living Example
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Speaking from experience I say stay with the dogs. Much easier and cheaper than kids. They're cuter when they talk back and they'll love you no matter what.

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Our 5-Year-Old Rescue, Sam, Looking Forward To Spending His First Christmas In His Forever Home

Our 5-Year-Old Rescue, Sam, Looking Forward To Spending His First Christmas In His Forever Home

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Julia Atkinson
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Second pic: Sam has just been informed that a rescue cat will be joining the household

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We’re one day away from one of the most awaited holidays of the year. With Christmas lights shining and pumpkin pie baking, with your urchin munchkin, I mean your pet, messing around the house, it’s one kind of idyll we live for. And speaking of pets, they’re having as much fun (if not more!) as you. “Christmas gifts are an expression of love, so extending that to our furry family is wonderful!,” Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior consultant, told Bored Panda in an interview.

We asked Molly about what all fellow cat owners should know (sorry, dog parents, next post is for you!) about getting into the Christmas spirit with their furry friends. “As we rejoice in the season, our cats share that exuberance with us. Because cats are very sensitive creatures, they also notice when we are feeling down, so try to keep your chin up during this challenging year—if not for yourself, then for your cat,” Molly said.

#4

My Work Here Is Done

My Work Here Is Done

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Hannah Edwards
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Like a superhero nonchalantly walking away from an explosion.

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#5

My Dogs Favorite Toy Is Santa

My Dogs Favorite Toy Is Santa

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#6

My Cat (Jet) Likes To Sit In Our Fake Christmas Tree

My Cat (Jet) Likes To Sit In Our Fake Christmas Tree

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“Sharing the joy with your cat is great, but don’t share your food with them—no matter how tempting. Many foods are toxic to cats. Onion and garlic powders, shallots, scallions, ham and other pork products can be toxic for your cat. Instead, find freeze-dried meat treats and offer those up to your cat as a treat. You could also add some special flavor to your cat’s wet food with pet bone broth, which is rich in protein.”

Another thing you should be aware of if you share a home with your cat is the particular things that are toxic for them. “We all want to decorate festively at holiday times, but poinsettias, lilies, holly berries, mistletoe, and amaryllis are all toxic to your cat and should be avoided. Instead, display silk versions of these holiday plants, or consider a Christmas cactus, which is not toxic to dogs or cats,” Molly said.

#7

Some Are Happier Than Others

Some Are Happier Than Others

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Tahani
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh look it's the Grumpy Muppet!

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#8

Do Very Small Festive Snakes Count?

Do Very Small Festive Snakes Count?

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#9

Happy Little Christmas Moo

Happy Little Christmas Moo

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Julia Atkinson
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"All I want for Christmas is my four front ears, my four front ears..."

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The certified feline behaviorist also shared some great gift ideas in case you want to treat your cat this Christmas. “Catnip and catnip-filled toys make great Christmas gifts for cats since it is often instant gratification; the cat goes bonkers over the fresh nip and the parents feel joy watching their feline so engaged with the gift,” Molly said and added that some cats don’t respond to catnip, and for those, look for a blend of catnip, silvervine, and valerian root. Molly sells a custom blend of that mix on her website called Meowza, so check it out for a last-minute gift!

#10

For Christmas, My Mom Got My Dog And I Matching Pajamas

For Christmas, My Mom Got My Dog And I Matching Pajamas

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#11

On The First Day Of Christmas My True Love Said To Me "The Dog Is Inside Our Tree"

On The First Day Of Christmas My True Love Said To Me "The Dog Is Inside Our Tree"

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#12

My Cat Is Afraid Of Tangerines, So I Created A Force Field To Protect The Christmas Tree

My Cat Is Afraid Of Tangerines, So I Created A Force Field To Protect The Christmas Tree

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“Food puzzles also make great gifts for cats because they are a great source of enrichment, mimicking the natural hunting instincts of cats. Another great idea is to make a donation to a local cat rescue in honor of your pet. While this doesn’t give the cat a new gift, it will help other homeless felines in need during the holiday season.”

Molly also said that if you gift your cat, or someone else’s cat, with a scratching post this season, make sure it is tall enough. “The cat should be able to fully stretch out, which means the post should be at least 36” tall for adult cats—the taller the better,” she concluded.

#13

My Indoor Cat’s First Time Experiencing Heights & He Instantly Regretted It

My Indoor Cat’s First Time Experiencing Heights & He Instantly Regretted It

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#14

All Is Not Calm

All Is Not Calm

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#15

Paint Me Like One Of Your Christmas Trees

Paint Me Like One Of Your Christmas Trees

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#16

My Wife Makes Christmas Stockings For Every Member Of Our Family. This Year, Murphy Joined The Crew

My Wife Makes Christmas Stockings For Every Member Of Our Family. This Year, Murphy Joined The Crew

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#17

The Best Gift Under The Christmas Tree

The Best Gift Under The Christmas Tree

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#18

Oh Good, You're Here. The Tree Just Fainted

Oh Good, You're Here. The Tree Just Fainted

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Theo Lee
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That face of both guilt and innocence!

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#19

They Really Had To Ruin The Christmas Photo

They Really Had To Ruin The Christmas Photo

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Julia Atkinson
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"What's in the top parcel under the tree?" "Something called Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots." "What's that?" *Demonstration ensues*

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#20

Last Xmas Luigi Was Living On The Streets In Kuwait, Now:

Last Xmas Luigi Was Living On The Streets In Kuwait, Now:

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Chris Hills
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now he's an exhibitionist living in your apt. You're too kind!!!

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#21

Gatsby’s Magnificent Chin Was Immortalized For Christmas. He Likes This Present

Gatsby’s Magnificent Chin Was Immortalized For Christmas. He Likes This Present

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#22

Rare, Never Seen Before Photo Capturing Secret Plot To Overthrow Christmas Tree

Rare, Never Seen Before Photo Capturing Secret Plot To Overthrow Christmas Tree

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#23

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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Jess
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So photogenic, such elegant posture, impeccable form. I award you 10/10. Flawless!

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#24

I Present You: Our Christmas Card This Year

I Present You: Our Christmas Card This Year

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#25

My Siblings Like To Send Cute Christmas Cards With Their Kids, So I Decided To Get One Of My Babies. Merry Christmas From Tasha And Kiara

My Siblings Like To Send Cute Christmas Cards With Their Kids, So I Decided To Get One Of My Babies. Merry Christmas From Tasha And Kiara

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#26

At My Friend's Church, The Church Cat Has Evicted The Baby Jesus From The Manger

At My Friend's Church, The Church Cat Has Evicted The Baby Jesus From The Manger

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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm sorry, but baby Jesus refused to share, so he got what was coming.

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#27

Eddie Wishes You A Merry Christmas

Eddie Wishes You A Merry Christmas

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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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#28

It’s That Time Of The Year Again

It’s That Time Of The Year Again

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#29

Always Kitties Around The Christmas Tree, Never Bunnies. Meet Honey

Always Kitties Around The Christmas Tree, Never Bunnies. Meet Honey

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Sivi
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am planing out how to take picture of my cat sized bunny under my christmas tree without him knocking stuff over.

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#30

Can You Tell He Wasn’t Happy About The Christmas Photo?

Can You Tell He Wasn’t Happy About The Christmas Photo?

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M M
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He looks a lot calmer than the cat, at least.

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#31

A Friend Got Our Cat A Tiny Poncho And Sombrero For Christmas And I Can't Handle It

A Friend Got Our Cat A Tiny Poncho And Sombrero For Christmas And I Can't Handle It

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#32

Christmas Tree For Cat Owners

Christmas Tree For Cat Owners

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And still the tree will be toppled and the baubles destroyed.

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#33

My Tripod’s Holiday Photoshoot

My Tripod’s Holiday Photoshoot

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#34

I Don't Recall Baby Jesus Having Fur

I Don't Recall Baby Jesus Having Fur

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#35

Hospital Comfort/Service Dog Decked Out For Holidays

Hospital Comfort/Service Dog Decked Out For Holidays

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#36

Mavericks's Favorite Part Of Christmas

Mavericks's Favorite Part Of Christmas

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Tami
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whereza kitty, whereza kitty, thereza kitty!

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#37

Meowy Christmas From The Grinch

Meowy Christmas From The Grinch

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#38

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dog on the right is done with this crap

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#39

I Had A Guy Come Dressed As Santa To Take Photos With My Baby Because I’ve Completely Lost My Mind

I Had A Guy Come Dressed As Santa To Take Photos With My Baby Because I’ve Completely Lost My Mind

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Julia Atkinson
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The cat was introduced to the joy of books, and that's the important thing

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#40

Hired My Cat To Put Up My Christmas Lights

Hired My Cat To Put Up My Christmas Lights

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#41

Tiabeanie Is Thoroughly Enjoying Her First Christmas

Tiabeanie Is Thoroughly Enjoying Her First Christmas

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Hannah Edwards
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is no good. I’m supposed to be cleaning for visitors coming and I’m laughing at cats ruining Christmas trees.

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#42

Ollie Next To The Painting He Got For Christmas

Ollie Next To The Painting He Got For Christmas

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Julia Atkinson
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ollie certainly distinguished himself in the Great Anti-Vacuum War of 2019

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#43

This Is How Our Dog Maggie Opens Her Christmas Presents Every Year

This Is How Our Dog Maggie Opens Her Christmas Presents Every Year

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#44

My Dog Can't Wait For Christmas

My Dog Can't Wait For Christmas

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Tahani
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awwww so cute with his lil sweater

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#45

My Cat Ripped Open All The Presents Christmas Morning

My Cat Ripped Open All The Presents Christmas Morning

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#46

Someone Is Not Excited About Their Gift

Someone Is Not Excited About Their Gift

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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, if you can't play with it or eat, just pee on it and leave.

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#47

My Sister Adopted A New Cat. She Posted This To Her Social Media Titled “Teddy’s First Christmas Tree: A Sequence Of Events”

My Sister Adopted A New Cat. She Posted This To Her Social Media Titled “Teddy’s First Christmas Tree: A Sequence Of Events”

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#48

Moove On Over It’s Xmas

Moove On Over It’s Xmas

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Greymom
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's the latest fashion in cow bells

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#49

Pinky And Penny Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

Pinky And Penny Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

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#50

Fry’s First Christmas. I Can’t Tell If He Loves Or Hates The Tree

Fry’s First Christmas. I Can’t Tell If He Loves Or Hates The Tree

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Nicola Dimigen
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks for the new scratching tree, human! You're too kind.

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