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Christmas Costumes for Dogs
Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to be done with dog costumes.
With Christmas right around the corner, why not dress up your dog in a Christmas costume?
If you are searching for the cutest dog Christmas costumes, you are in luck.
This dog costume guide is all about the cutest and best Christmas costumes for dogs.
This Christmas costume guide for dogs includes:
- The cutest dog Christmas outfits
- The best-rated Christmas costumes for dogs
- Dog Christmas outfits for boy dogs and girl dogs
- Christmas dresses for your dog
Below you will find the best Christmas costumes for large dogs and the cutest Christmas costumes for small dogs.
You’ll find funny dog Christmas costumes and popular dog Christmas costumes too.
For example, you will find How the Grinch Stole Christmas dog costume and The Nightmare Before Christmas Zero dog costume.
Where to Buy Christmas Costumes for Dogs
My #1 recommendation for where to buy Christmas costumes for dogs is Amazon. However, here are some more places to check out!
Amazon has TONS of dog Christmas costumes. Plus, you'll find Christmas costumes for dogs in all sorts of sizes. And if your dog happens to hate Christmas costumes, you can buy your dog a cute Christmas bandana, a cute Christmas collar, or a Christmas sweater instead!
Chewy, like Amazon, has tons of dog Christmas costumes! Plus, you can sort by size. Some of my favorite Christmas outfits for dogs on Chewy include a Christmas tree, a reindeer, and a snowman!
Etsy has some cute Santa dresses and Christmas dresses for dogs, as well as cute Christmas costumes like a Christmas tree and a snowman! Just make sure to check Amazon first, as many of the EXACT SAME dog Christmas costumes on Etsy can be purchased on Amazon for significantly less!
Best Christmas Costumes for Dogs
1. Santa Claus (Sizes: X-Small to 3X-Large)
This Santa costume for dogs is super cute!! Dog owners say this Santa costume is the cutest thing ever!
Amazon sells another super cute Santa Claus costume too!
This Christmas costume for dogs is a cute winter coat with a hoodie!
2. Zero from Disney's The Nightmare Before Christmas
This Zero dog costume is perfect for Christmas (and Halloween)! This Nightmare Before Christmas Zero dog costume gets great reviews on Amazon.
3. Snowman (Sizes: Small to Large)
This snowman Christmas outfit/costume is so darling! Your dog will look like a little snowman in this Christmas dog costume!
4. Snowman with Arms (Sizes: Small to Large)
This Christmas dog outfit is so cute!!
5. Santa Riding a Dog (Sizes: Small to XXL)
This Christmas outfit for dogs is the cutest outfit ever! This Santa riding a dog Christmas costume is so funny and fun!
This is also one of the best large dog Christmas costumes.
6. Christmas Tree (Sizes: Small to 3XL)
This Christmas tree dog costume is absolutely adorable!
7. Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas (Sizes: Small to XL)
This Christmas dog costume is unique and fun!
8. Gingerbread Man (Sizes: X-Small to Large)
You will be laughing out loud when you see your dog in this cute Christmas costume! This Gingerbread Pup Dog Costume is just too funny!
This dog Christmas costume works for small dogs (like a 7lb Shih Tzu) and large dogs (like a 65 lb Golden Retriever!).
9. Cute Elf (Sizes: X-Small to Large)
There are a few Christmas elf dog costumes on Amazon. This one is the cutest dog elf costume in my opinion.
10. Reindeer with Brown Antlers
These reindeer antlers are perfect for an easy dog Christmas costume. You can buy this cute dog Christmas sweater on Amazon too!
11. Reindeer with Red Antlers
This Christmas costume is perfect for large dogs. Seriously...these reindeer antlers fit a 230 lb Great Dane!
12. Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas (Sizes: Small to X-Large)
This Sally Nightmare Before Christmas dog costume is cute!!
13. Reindeer with a Cute Scarf (Sizes: Small to Large)
Okay, this is the last reindeer dog costume. 🦌 This dog Christmas costume is so cute and comfortable!
14. Teddy Bear Sweater (Sizes: XX-Small to 2XL)
Your dog will look so handsome in this teddy bear Christmas sweater!
15. Elf Hat
This is the perfect dog Christmas costume if your dog hates wearing costumes. Plus, this dog Christmas hat is beyond adorable!
Best Christmas Dresses for Your Dog
If you want to get your dog a Christmas dress vs. a Christmas costume, below are a few of my favorite Christmas dresses for girl dogs!
1. Sparkly Christmas Dress for Dogs (Sizes: X-Small to Large)
This dog Christmas dress is so cute!!
2. Red and Black Plaid Christmas Dress for Dogs (Sizes: XS to 5XL)
This is such a cute Christmas dress for dogs! This Christmas dress comes in sizes XS to 5XL
3. Santa Claus Christmas Dress for Dogs
This is such a beautiful Christmas dress for dogs!
4. Dog Christmas Sweater Dress (Sizes XS to XL)
This dog Christmas sweater dress is so affordable and so comfortable!
Best Alternative to a Christmas Dog Costume: A Christmas Sweater!
If your dog hates Christmas costumes, then why not get your dog a cute Christmas sweater?
Amazon sells so many Christmas dog sweaters online…it is overwhelming!
Below is the BEST Christmas dog sweater on Amazon. You and your dog will love this sweater!
Dressing Your Dog for Christmas: Keep Your Dog Happy!
When it comes to dressing your dog in a festive Christmas costume, it's essential to make sure that your dog actually likes costumes! Below are a few tips.
Let your dog explore the Christmas costume before dressing them to reduce anxiety.
2. Get Your Dog Ready
Ensure your dog is calm and relaxed before attempting to dress them.
3. Start Slowly
Begin by gently introducing parts of the costume, such as a hat or collar. Put the costume on your dog one piece at a time, starting with the easiest part.
4. Positive Reinforcement
Use treats and praise to reward your dog's cooperation during the dressing process.
5. Adjust Fit
Make sure the costume fits comfortably, allowing free movement without any tightness.
6. Watch for Signs of Discomfort
Keep an eye out for signs of distress, such as excessive panting or agitation.
7. Take Breaks
f your dog appears stressed, remove the costume and try again later.
8. Alternative Options
If your dog simply refuses to wear a costume, consider festive accessories like a holiday-themed bandana or collar. Amazon has tons of options!
Summary – Best Christmas Costumes for Dogs
I hope you enjoyed scrolling through these pictures of cute dogs dressed up for Christmas!
What Christmas outfit/costume will your dog be wearing this holiday season?
I’d love to hear from you!
Please leave a comment below with your favorite big dog Christmas costume and your favorite Christmas costume for puppies.
And happy holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!