Dressing your dog up for Christmas is simply irresistible. Finding the right costume can be the difficult part because there are just so many to choose from. When you’re having trouble choosing just the right dog Christmas clothes, head wear, or costumes, look no further than this list!

Maybe you'll be traveling for the holidays, and you think your Fido needs a warm Christmas sweater, or maybe you want FeFe to look festive for your Christmas party. Either way, there are lots of options to choose from.

More and more pet owners are finding delight in dressing their canine companions for seasonal events. Just remember that it may look adorable, but you also need to make sure that the dog Christmas clothes you choose are safe and comfortable for your pup.

Clothing and costumes need to fit properly. Loose-fitting apparel can be a safety hazard, as it may get caught on something and cause your dog pain. Costumes and clothing that are too tight will restrict the range of motion and could cause chaffing or cut-in and cause lacerations.

As with Thanksgiving dog clothes, you can always try to bring your dog shopping with you when you're purchasing his Christmas ensemble.

Some owners try the dog clothes in the store and make sure they fit properly; however, I'd say that 9 times out of 10, this isn't really possible to do in a pet store.

If you're like me and would rather order your dog's Christmas clothes online, make sure to follow the measurement guidelines listed by the manufacturer.

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Dog Christmas Clothes

19 Best Dog Christmas Clothes and Costumes

Cute Christmas Dog Costumes

1. Snowman Costume for Dogs

Casual Canine Mustache Snowman Costume for Dogs, 8"/X-SmallYour dog will look simply adorable as a little snowman, complete with a top hat, carrot nose, buttons, and a scarf. Even if he doesn’t like getting his paws cold in the snow outside, he won’t mind wearing this cuddly costume – at least while you take a few pictures.

2. Mrs. Claus Doggy Costume

Rubie's Mrs. Claus Dog Costume, MediumYour little girl will look as charming as Mrs. Claus when you dress her in this fancy costume. This doggy costume includes a red velvet-esque dress, a little Santa hat with white fuzzy trim, and a white pom pom bow. It’s handmade and is available in many sizes, so you can find one that will fit your pet perfectly.

3. Gift Box Christmas Dog Costume

iEFiEL Little Dogs Funny Santa Carrying Gift Box Coat Warm Jacket Christmas Costume Apparel Red&Green LYour dog is certainly a gift to you, and he’ll look like one, too, when he's wearing this festive costume with an easy front closure. Red wrapping paper with a big gold bow is a classic look for presents and comes in every size.

4. Gingerbread Dog Dress

Petitebella Gingerbread Man Puppy Dog Dress (White/Red Snowflakes, Medium)This fancy dress has all the details – an adorable red skirt with a snowflake design, red trim around the collar and arm holes, and a cute gingerbread design on the back. The stretchy cotton shirt will be very comfortable, and it's made of a lightweight, breathable material.

5. Santa Dog Hoodie

NACOCO Pet Christmas Costumes Dog Suit with Cap Santa Claus Suit Dog Hoodies Cat Xmas Costumes (Red, XL)This is one of the cutest pieces of dog Christmas clothes I’ve seen. This Santa dog hoodie doubles as a warm hoodie when you and your pup are out for a Christmas walk. It’s made of acrylic fibers and faux fur. The measurement instructions are very specific, so be sure to measure your pet carefully before ordering.

6. Elf Holiday Dog Costume

Yoption Christmas Elf Dog Cat Costume with Hat, Funny Pet Christmas Winter Fleece Coat Coat Clothes Outfit Apparel (M)This adorable one-piece elf suit has Velcro closures and an elastic waistband. It gives the allusion that your dog is holding a bone with a bow, and the matching hat is just too sweet!

The clever design only covers your pup's front legs, so you won't need to take it off when your dog needs to go to the bathroom. Available in four sizes, this polyester/cotton blend elf suit will keep your dog warm during any Christmas outings.

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Dog Christmas Costume, Nobleza Puppy Pet Reindeer Santa Cape Outfit with Elk Antlers Hat, Soft and Thick Red Polar Fleece Cat Xmas Cloak Clothes for Cats and Small Dogs Holiday Cosplay Party

7. Christmas Caroler Dog Costume

If you're looking for unique dog Christmas clothes, this outfit is straight from the pages of a novel by Charles Dickens. The handmade costume is made from authentic materials like canvas, buckram, panne, velvet, ribbon, ostrich feather, and lace.

Each one is custom-made, so it’s a perfect fit, and you can choose the color of your dog’s hat band and cape to suit your fancy. If you have a costume party to win or want to have the most incredible Christmas dog selfie ever, this is definitely the one to choose.

8. Christmas Wreath Collar for Dogs

ComfyCamper Christmas Wreath Neck Scrunchie Dog Costume - Xmas Ugly Sweater Large Medium Small French Lab Cosplay, X-Large, Green

Your dog won’t find this wreath collar scratchy or uncomfortable since it’s made of soft, fuzzy material. This collar accessory slides over your pooch's head easily and can be worn with his traditional collar. This dog Christmas costume also features blinking lights to add a touch of festivity, and it also keeps your dog noticeable after dark.

9. Beautiful Dog Christmas Dress

Dog Christmas Dress Santa Costumes: Puppy Girl Dresses Holiday Theme Doggie Xmas Apparel Party Skirts with Belt, Winter Warm Christmas Dog Clothes, Pet Cat Outfit (Red, L)

Your little lady will look beautiful and feel comfortable in this soft red velvet dress with two skirt layers of red chiffon and trimmed in white fur.

It features two white bows, and the harness-style dress is secured with Velcro enclosures. It is also equipped with a D-ring to easily attach a leash for an after dinner walk.

Holiday Head Wear for Dogs

10. The Christmas Pudding Hat

Complete with felt icing or custard holly leaves and a berry on top, this Christmas pudding hat will make your pup (or cat!) look like the sweet boy he is. It’s fully lined on the inside and comes with a Velcro strap to keep it fitting just right.

11. Outward Hound Elf Hat for Dogs

Companion Gear 70061 Holiday Pet Elf Hat, Small/Medium

This adorable plush elf hat will make your dog look just like Santa’s little helper. It even has little elf ears in addition to a red and green striped hat, so it’s like a complete costume all by itself. An adjustable elastic chin strap on this dog makes it just the right size for your pet. This is a great piece of dog Christmas clothes for festive family photos.

12. Knit Reindeer Dog Hat

Zoo Snoods Reindeer Costume for Dogs & Cats, Large - Warm No Flap Ear Wrap Hood for Pets, Dog Outfit for Winters, Halloween, Christmas & New Year, Soft Yarn Ear Covers - Deer Antlers

This pet will make your dog look like he's all ready to lead the other reindeer into the night on Santa’s Christmas Eve voyage. The knit brown deer “snood” features two crocheted light brown antlers that stand upright, making it a simple, sweet way to dress your dog for the holidays. Made of 100% acrylic yarn, this hat will keep your dog warm and snug during outdoor holiday adventures.

13. Max the Grinch Dog Head Antler

Luvfamday Antler Dog Headband with Dog Ears Deer Horn Dog Headpiece Ajustable Elastic Band Reindeer Costume Accessories Christmas Halloween Party Favors Dogs

Remember Max from Dr. Suess? “The Grinch simply said…if I can't find a reindeer, I'll make one instead! So he took his dog Max, and he took some black thread, and he tied a big horn on the top of his head.”

Made of faux suede, polyester fiberfill, and grosgrain ribbon, this costume adorably replicates that classic character of Christmastime.

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Christmas Sweaters for Dogs

14. Feliz Naughty Dog Christmas Hoodie

If your little pooch has been naughty this season, this warm sweater will keep him cozy and stylish. It features the phrase “Feliz Naughty Dog” across the back with a sad gingerbread man.

Made of 100% combed ringspun cotton, this sweater has double-needle stitched rib binding on the neck and armholes for added durability.

15. Chillin’ With My Snowmies

Fitwarm Chillin with My Snowmies Dog Ugly Christmas Sweater, Winter Dog Clothes for Small Dogs Girl Boy, Pet Holiday Sweatshirt, Cat Xmas Outfit, Green, Red, White, Small

This funny dog sweater is perfect for your pet when they’re just relaxing on Christmas Eve in front of the fire. It’s made of 100% cotton, and though it’s really cute, your dog could even wear it to an ugly Christmas sweater party in a pinch.

16. Dog-Riding Santa Christmas Hoodie

Santa Dog Costume, Christmas Pet Clothes Running Santa Claus Riding Hoodie Coat Cosplay Party Holiday Dressing Up Outfit for Medium Large Dogs Cats

What could be more adorable than your dog running around the house during Christmas with a mini Santa riding on his back? This hoodie will surely bring in the laughs!


17. Christmas Snowflake Sweater

KYEESE Holiday Dog Sweater Christmas Hoodie with Leash Hole Reindeer Snowflake Red Dogs Knitwear Small Pullover Pet Sweater Christmas

If you’re looking for a classy sweater that your pup can wear not only on Christmas but the whole winter through, this snowflake one might just be perfect. The knit material is washable, and the sweater is available in various sizes.

18. Personalized Christmas Dog Hoodie

Atdesk Personlized Christmas Dog Hoodie, Custom Name Dog Sweatshirt with Hood, Merry Christmas Puppy Hoodie, Christmas Pet Costumes for Small Dog Cat, Holiday Party Pet Apparel(Design 1, Small)

This cozy hoodie, made of cotton knit, is Christmas green with a red and white striped hood and waistband. It’s long-sleeved to keep your pet’s little legs warm and will be personalized with your pup's name across the back.

19. Ugly Christmas Dog Sweater

DOGGYZSTYLE Dog Cat Ugly Christmas Sweater Boy Girl Xmas Pet Clothes Holiday Puppy Costume New Year Gifts for Small Medium Large Dogs Outfits (S, Grey Elf)

This sweater may qualify as ugly, but your dog will look nothing but cute when he's wearing it. Whether you’re attending an ugly Christmas sweater party or just relaxing at home, your dog will be comfortable and warm in this sweater from Blueberry Pet.

It’s red and green and slips over your dog's head very easily. This sweater is also equipped with a leash/harness hole on the back of the neck to allow for easy leash attachment. The 100% acrylic material is machine washable for easy cleaning.

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James has been a certified veterinary technician for the last 8 years in Birmingham, UK. After working with many dogs, he's changed his focus to writing, building businesses and researching subjects on canines and products created for dogs.