If you’re looking for some holiday cheer involving pets, look no further than this adorable YouTube video of cats and dogs re-creating Christmas classics. In this cute video, you’ll see cats and dogs dressed up as Santa, elves, the kids from “The Polar Express,” and even Kevin and the Sticky Bandits from “Home Alone.” If nothing else, seeing pets reenact Christmas films is a great way to get a good chuckle during the hectic pace of the holiday season.
Where did this video come from? SheKnows, a media company dedicated to empowering women, partnered with the Humane Society of New York and Petsmart for this venture, to encourage people to adopt a pet during this holiday season. As you watch these pets reenact Christmas films, remember all the unwanted pets that languish in shelters all year long.
Which pets reenact Christmas films here?
The pets used in the films aren’t necessarily pets up for adoption – many have their own social media pages on Instagram, along with their own email addresses. A few even have their own websites. These famous pets reenact Christmas films like “Elf,” “Love Actually,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “A Christmas Story,” “Frozen” (okay that’s not quite a holiday favorite yet), “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and more, all with hilariously and adorably altered names befitting their remade status. Watch it below:
Okay, so each reenactment isn’t really much of a reenactment. It’s more just some filming of cats and dogs in cute holiday costumes that sort of approach what was worn in each film. Nevertheless, for a couple of minutes tonight, watching pets reenact Christmas films would be a great way to take a quick break from all that cooking, baking and wrapping you’re doing.
If you are thinking of adopting a pet this holiday season as a gift for someone else, it’s important to understand that this can be a monumentally bad idea if it’s not done right. If you want to make a pet a gift, make sure that your intended recipient actually wants a pet, and is ready to care for one for its entire life. Take them to the shelter with you to pick it out. Yes, that takes the surprise factor out of it, but it’s never a good idea to surprise people with pets. This includes giving your children pets as gifts.
This little film is considerably shorter than any actual Christmas film, so it’s much, much easier to fit into your holiday schedule. So bring the whole family around and watch these adorable pets reenact Christmas films, even for just a couple of minutes.