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Christmas pets of Instagram celebrate silly season costume

Christmas… it’s an exciting time for family, friends and even pets!

Animal lovers from around the world have dressed their furry friends in adorable festive costumes to celebrate the silly season. 

Embracing the jolly festivities, the pets wore reindeer antlers, Santa Claus and elf outfits, red hats, bow ties and even the cheesy Christmas sweaters.

And pets are getting their paws on their own presents too, with some tearing the wrapping paper into shreds to unveil their new toys. 

Here, Femail rounds up some of the best photographs of pets celebrating Christmas – and it’s enough to prove that animals can get into the holiday spirit too.

Say cheese! Four adorable doodles pose in front of the Christmas trees with their bow ties

Meowy Christmas! Two feline have their holiday snaps taken in their green and red collar bells

Meowy Christmas! Two feline have their holiday snaps taken in their green and red collar bells

Happy howlidays! Lexi the Yorkshire dog celebrating the silly season in a Christmas sweater

Happy howlidays! Lexi the Yorkshire dog celebrating the silly season in a Christmas sweater

Merry ELFmas! Tripp the border collie dog dressing as an elf for the special occasion

Merry ELFmas! Tripp the border collie dog dressing as an elf for the special occasion

Dachsund through the snow! Lily the dog patiently waiting for her Christmas presents 

Dachsund through the snow! Lily the dog patiently waiting for her Christmas presents 

From posing in front of a Christmas tree to dressing in red and green, the holiday snaps of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and even bearded dragons are endless.

Animal lovers played dress ups with their pets – and the results are nothing short of adorable.

Standing around the tree, four labradoodles wore their festive bow ties, along with a Santa hat, reindeer antler and Christmas head pieces.

Smiling for the cameras, Tripp the border collie dog dressed from head to toe as an elf for the special occasion.

Santa claws is coming to town! A sphynx cat celebrating with a red hat on its head

Santa claws is coming to town! A sphynx cat celebrating with a red hat on its head

Gus the French bulldog playing with his new toys after unwrapping his presents from the tree

Gus the French bulldog playing with his new toys after unwrapping his presents from the tree

Say cheese! Meeko and Mocha get into the Christmas spirit by wearing their festive jumpers

Say cheese! Meeko and Mocha get into the Christmas spirit by wearing their festive jumpers

A reptile bearded dragon wore a Santa hat to get into the Christmas spirit 

A reptile bearded dragon wore a Santa hat to get into the Christmas spirit 

Missing the red nose but do you think I would fit right in with Santa's reindeer? Kaizer the samoyed dog posing in front of the Christmas tree

Missing the red nose but do you think I would fit right in with Santa’s reindeer? Kaizer the samoyed dog posing in front of the Christmas tree

Cats also enjoyed the the meowy Christmas, with its owners dressing them in knitted wool sweaters and collar bells.

An owner dressed their bearded dragon with a Santa hat while a pet bunny rabbit was also spotted embracing the holiday spirit.

Meanwhile, a group of 11 dogs appeared far from impressed after their owner dressed them in festive costumes.

‘Okay, so these guys were not excited to play dress up for Christmas but they gave it their best shot #santapaws, #packofdogs, #theyhateme,’ the owner wrote.

The dogs appeared far from impressed after their owner  dressed them in festive costumes

The dogs appeared far from impressed after their owner dressed them in festive costumes

No  gatherings are complete without the furry family members dressed up for Christmas

No gatherings are complete without the furry family members dressed up for Christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly! Owners dressed their furry friends in adorable Christmas outfits

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Owners dressed their furry friends in adorable Christmas outfits

Santa paws! Two adorable Pomeranian dogs  pose for the cameras in their red dresses

Santa paws! Two adorable Pomeranian dogs pose for the cameras in their red dresses

Meowy Christmas! Cleo the British Shorthair cat wearing a cheesy Christmas sweater

Meowy Christmas! Cleo the British Shorthair cat wearing a cheesy Christmas sweater

Toby the adorable dog wore reindeer antlers to celebrate the silly season in December

Toby the adorable dog wore reindeer antlers to celebrate the silly season in December



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