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 range of motion and could cause chaffing or cut in and cause lacerations.
Same 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.
19 Best Dog Christmas Clothes and Costumes
Cute Christmas Dog Costumes
1. Snowman Costume for Dogs
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
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
Your 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
The stretchy cotton shirt will be very comfortable, and it's made of a lightweight, breathable material.
5. Santa Dog Hoodie
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
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.
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
Your dog won’t find this wreath collar scratchy or uncomfortable since it’s made 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 addition features white blinking lights to add a touch of festivity, and it also keeps your dog noticeable after dark.
9. Beautiful Dog Christmas Dress
It features two white bows, and the harness style dress secures 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 and holly leaves and a berry on top, this Christmas pudding hat will make your pup 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
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 hat 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
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
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.
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
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. Sweet Thing Christmas Dog Hoodie
Embroidered with a candy cane striped lollipop and letters spelling out “sweet thing,” your darling dog will stay warm and look festive in this Christmastime hoodie with a little kangaroo pocket on the back.
This is one of the cutest pieces of dog Christmas clothes, and it's 50/50 cotton polyester so it won’t shrink when you wash it.
17. Christmas Snowflake Sweater
The knit material is washable, and the sweater is available in various sizes.
18. Personalized Christmas Dog Hoodie
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 with Bow
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, brown 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.