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215 Best Dog Christmas Quotes, Puns, and Captions

The holidays are coming! Our big list of dog Christmas quotes, puns, and captions capture the spirit of the season. Let us take one huge item off your to-do list.

Best of all, these are free of charge and will help bring a smile to the faces of dog lovers. Each of these sayings and captions has been hand-selected for true dog lovers.

What better way to celebrate the love and joy our furry friends bring us than with greeting cards, photos, and gifts for friends and family? 

Dogs have an uncanny ability to touch our hearts and unite people from all across the globe. Brighten the life of someone who shares your canine passion with this curated collection.

How To Use Our List of Christmas Quotes, Puns, and Captions

Here’s how to use our extensive list of dog Christmas quotes, dog puns, and captions:

Greeting Cards: As a fun way to sign your holiday greeting cards (think Santa Paws, not Santa Claus) 

Social Media Posts: Christmas greetings for Instagram and other social media captions

Photo Fun: Captions for dog photos you send out (bonus points for holiday-themed dog photos)

Dog Lover Gifts: For t-shirts and sweatshirt gifts to dog lovers for the best present ever

DIY Gifts: On homemade ornaments with your dog’s name

On Gift Tags: Include a cute Christmas quote, pun, or caption to the recipient

Put the Fun in Fundraising: To help dog rescues with fundraisers and charitable initiatives

Dog-Related Businesses: Pet supply stores, dog trainers, dog groomers, and others can use them in holiday marketing campaigns

Photo Albums and Scrapbooking: Add to customized photo albums and scrapbooks

Dog-Themed Calendars: For a festive touch in homemade canine calendars 

Video Titles and Captions: Copy and paste these into your online shareable holiday videos

FUN CHRISTMAS FACT: At least 89 percent of pet parents buy their dogs a gift for the holidays.

Dog Christmas Quotes To Make You Smile

These dog Christmas quotes are perfect for signing a holiday card or captioning a social media post. If you need ideas for dog holiday cards, we have you covered, too.

  1. Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. – Edna Ferber
  2. Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it – you feel it. You know it. Believe it. – Kevin Alan Milne
  3. So good news. I saw a dog today. – Buddy the Elf from the movie Elf
  4. Christmas is a together sort of holiday (and that includes dogs.) – Paraphrased from Winnie the Pooh
  5. You put the merry in my Christmas! – Unknown
  6. It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree; it’s who’s around it. – Charlie Brown
  7. The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. – Burton Hills 
  8. On every Christmas morning, you can see a puppy in my dog. – Unknown
  9. In the eyes of a dog, a Christmas tree is a giant, gloriously decorated fire hydrant. – Unknown
  10. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to hug your dog, my dear. – Unknown 
  11. The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays and the real spirit of Christmas when we have made Christmas in our hearts a time not for ourselves, but for others. My dogs make sure I remember that every day. – Charles M. Schulz 
  12. Christmas is even merrier when you have a dog to share it with. – Unknown
  13. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Dogs add to that magic. – Unknown
  14. A puppy’s first Christmas is a memory to cherish forever. – Unknown
  15. Dogs are keepers of the holiday spirit. – Unknown 
  16. Dogs are the reason for the season. – Carol Bryant
  17. Every Christmas Eve, Santa’s jingling bells and my dog’s barks can be heard in the air. – Unknown
  18. I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another. – Carrie Fisher
  19. Don’t let the past steal your present. This is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. – Taylor Caldwell
  20. My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: Loving others. – Bob Hope
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Holiday-Inspired and Dog Christmas Puns

  1. Fleas Nav-i- Dog
  2. Happy Paw-nukkah
  3. It’s a Wonderfur Life
  4. Oh Christmas Treat! Oh Christmas Treat! How Lovely Are Thy Nom Noms!
  5. Paw-la-la-la-la
  6. Bark the Herald Angels Sing
  7. Merry Woofmas
  8. Silent night, howly night. 
  9. Bah hum-pug!
  10. Cocker kisses and holiday wishes.
  11. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is barking loud for all to hear!
  12. Seasons Eatings!
  13. Happy Yule-Dog!
  14. Dachshund through the snow…
  15. Eat, drink, and be hairy this holiday season!
  16. Happy Holly-Dogs!
  17. Tis the elfin season 
  18. Let there be treats on earth
  19. Wishing you a tree-mendous Christmas
  20. Bark the hairy angel sings
  21. Merry Pitmas
  22. Up on the wooftop
  23. Rudolph the red-nosed Retriever
  24. We three King Charles Spaniels
  25. It was raining cats and dogs on Christmas Eve, but at least it didn’t reindeer.
  26. There’s no place like bone for the howl-i-days
  27. Jingle ball-is-life rock
  28. We Shih-Tzu a Merry Christmas
  29. Canine I just say that I wish you a fur-tastic holiday season!
  30. Let’s take an elfie together on my camera
  31. There is snow much love between me and my dog
  32. Merry Sniffmas!
  33. Pets beginning to look a lot like Christmas
  34. I’m mutts about Christmas presents
  35. Rockin’ around the Christmas treat
  36. Have a won-dog-ful Christmas
  37. Happy holiday vibes for my favorite canine tribes
  38. Christmas lights and snowball fights 
  39. This festive season, my furry face is the reason
  40. It’s the most wuff-derful time of year for good doggos near and far

Christmas Dog Captions for Photos and Christmas Cards

  1. ‘Tis the season to sparkle.
  2. Santa’s Little Yelper
  3. Even the Grinch had a dog. So if you don’t like dogs, time for some holiday soul-searching.
  4. Mistletoe wishes and puppy dog kisses
  5. All is not calm but all is still bright.
  6. Christmas is canceled. I told Santa you were good and he’s still laughing. 
  7. Fa la la la la la….squirrel!
  8. Don’t get any ideas, Santa; I’m not pulling your sleigh!
  9. Not a creature was stirring except maybe my dog.
  10. Sleigh ride? I call shotgun.
  11. Is it too late to be a good doggy?
  12. Have a ‘ball’ this Christmas. 
  13. All is not calm but it wouldn’t be our house if it was quiet
  14. Who’s a good doggy? Spoiler alert: It’s me
  15. May your dish runneth over with treats
  16. Pardon the dog hair on the presents. 
  17. All I want for Chris-mutt is you!
  18. Who needs mistletoe when you are as cute as me!
  19. Don’t get your canine tinsel in a tangle
  20. I pine for the holidays
  21. Tis the Christmas season to be freezin
  22. Rebel without a Claus
  23. Have a holly Collie Christmas
  24. Christmas is better with a dog
  25. Season’s Treating!
dog for Hanukkah

Hanukkah Inspired Dog Sayings

  1. Eight nights of love, laughter, and dog cuddles. Happy Hanukkah!
  2. As we celebrate miracles, may your dog’s love light your heart.
  3. This Hanukkah, let’s paws to celebrate the blessings of love and togetherness.
  4. What do dreidels and dog tails have in common? They both spin with joy for Hanukkah!
  5. Love, light, and Hanukkah nights with a dog by your side.
  6. Muzzle Tov!
  7. Latkes and licks are all I want to Hanukkah.
  8. Keep it light and enjoy these 8 nights with your canine bestie. 
  9. Wishing you and your pack a latke fun this Hanukkah.
  10. Paws to celebrate the Festival of Lights.
  11. Challah back for some Hanukkah cuddles.
  12. Time to sit and stay for some Hanukkah memories in the making.
  13. Paws-ing to wish you a Happy Hanukkah!
  14. I’m chewish for Hanukkah.
  15. I’m ready to get lit and give licks for Hanukkah!

Dog Christmas Card Sayings

  1. Santa Paws is coming to town.
  2. In the eyes of a dog, all things are possible. Have a wag-tastic holiday season!
  3. Furry Christmas wishes and wet-nosed kisses!
  4. Bark the herald angels sing!
  5. All I want fur Christmas is a warm lap, extra treats, and lots of snuggles. 
  6. Furry Christmas wishes and slobbery New Year’s kisses.
  7. Hoping your Christmas is as fetching as your pup’s favorite toy!
  8. Barking spirits bright
  9. Bark humbug
  10. I work hard so my dog can have a better Christmas.
  11. Unleash the joy this holiday season.
  12. Tell your dog I said Merry Christmas!
  13. Well, I guess were are dog card people now. Merry Christmas!
  14. Barking around the Christmas tree!
  15. Deck the yard with bones and chew toys
  16. Jolly Old St. Nick, bring some treats this way
  17. I licked the envelope. You’re welcome.
  18. It’s been a doggone interesting year
  19. The snuggle is real
  20. Season’s grrrrrreatings!
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Dog Holiday Jokes

  1. Why did the dog bring a menorah to Hanukkah dinner? He wanted to ‘paws’ and reflect on the miracles.
  2. Why do humans tell dogs no sticks inside the house, yet they drag a Christmas tree inside every year?
  3. How do dogs decorate for Christmas? They deck the paws with bows of Collie.
  4. What’s a dog’s favorite Christmas decoration? Rin tin tinsel
  5. What did the Christmas tree say to the dog? You’re barking up the wrong tree
  6. What do you get when you cross a wet dog with his bell collar? Jingle smells
  7. Why did the snowman turn yellow? Ask his dog 
  8. Why do dogs have the best Christmas parties? They really know how to raise the woof
  9. What did Santa say to his pack of dogs? Stop hounding me
  10. What do dogs and Christmas trees have in common? Bark
  11. What did the dog say to the bone he got from Santa Paws? Nice gnawing you!
  12. Why did the dog cross the road? The chicken was on Christmas break
  13. What type of dog do you see at Christmas most often? A poin-settier
  14. Where does a dog go to buy presents? The re-tail store.
  15. Did you hear about the dog who put a star on the Maple? He was barking up the wrong tree.

Holiday Captions For Puppies in the Christmas Spirit 

  1. Pee. Joy. Wags. Repat. 
  2. Sending puppy kisses and warmest wishes
  3. Wearing this silly outfit for extra treats
  4. Merry lickmas!
  5. Wreck the halls and tear the holly 
  6. I’m like Jack Frost’s puppy. I nip at your nose.
  7. Dear Santa, the kitten did it. 
  8. Holiday mood: Cute AF. 
  9. No Santa, I didn’t eat your cookie plate.
  10. Feeling frosty. May melt your heart later.

FACT: Pet are not the perfect holiday gift.

Naughty Dog Christmas Quotes

  1. Santa, I can explain.
  2. Define naughty.
  3. Feliz naughty dog.
  4. The present opened itself, really. 
  5. I’m making a list and eating it twice.
  6. Pro nice tip: If you can’t be totally good, try being cute instead.
  7. No Santa, I did not eat the cookies. 
  8. I ate the naughty list. You’re welcome.
  9. Hey Santa Paws, I really tried. 
  10. Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip 
  11. Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, your twinkling lights are history.
  12. It’s nice to be nice, but being naughty has its own rewards. 
  13. Let’s be naughty and save Santa a trip. 
  14. Proud member of the naughty list
  15. Zero fa la la’s given
  16. Resting Grinch face
  17. Sources say nice list negotiations are ongoing
  18. Up to snow good.
  19. It’s all fun and games until Santa checks the naughty list
  20. There was a naughty list?
  21. Be naughty. Save Santa the trip.
  22. Dear Santa, I’ve been good all year. Most of the time. Once in a while. Never mind, I’ll buy my own stuff. 
  23. I make naughty look nice. 
  24. There’s always next year to be good.
  25. Life is too short to be good.

Dog Sayings For Holiday Gifts

  1. All I want for Christmas is more dogs.
  2. I believe in Santa Paws.
  3. Wishing you the most pawsome Christmas.
  4. Santa, my puppies can explain.
  5. We woof you a Merry Christmas.
  6. Paws to enjoy the season!
  7. Not on my watch, Santa!
  8. Peace unearthed
  9. I’m on elf patrol
  10. Sleigh all day
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New Year’s Dog Captions 

  1. It’s been a ruff year, so here’s to tails wagging in the new year!
  2. All you need is the love of a dog to welcome the year ahead.
  3. New year cheer? I’ll get right on it. 
  4. Waggy new year
  5. No resolutions needed. Perfect as is. 
  6. New year, same loyal pooch.
  7. May your new year be as sweet as canine kisses
  8. Resolutions: More belly rubs and treats.
  9. Cheers to a year of laughter, cuddles, and endless canine adventures
  10. Leaving the old year behind, looking forward to new adventures with my dog
  11. New year = new year to blaze trails with your pooch
  12. Ringing in the new year with a howl of excitement
  13. New year, new paws-ibilities
  14. I paw-mise not to chew your shoes as often next year
  15. I may not understand calendars, but I understand love.
  16. New year, new toys to destroy!
  17. Here’s to good health, hap-paw-ness, and lots of fun adventures together.
  18. Every day is fresh start for more tummy rubs.
  19. On new year’s eve, I promise to be a good doggo…until the treats run out.
  20. Cheers to a year of paws-perity and fetchingly good times.

Canine Versions of Christmas Songs

  1. Where Are You Chris-mutt?
  2. I’ve Got My Mutt To Keep Me Warm
  3. Bark the Halls 
  4. Santa Paws Is Coming To Town
  5. Carol of the Balls
  6. Toy To The World
  7. Oh Howly Night
  8. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Paws
  9. Merry Christmutt with Ruff
  10. Jingle Balls
  11. Merry Christmas, Howling
  12. When My Bark Finds Christmas
  13. Bark the Herald Angels Sing
  14. Celebrate Me Bone
  15. Let There Be Pee On Earth

As we wrap up these festive sayings, puns, and quotes, we wish you and your dogs happy paw-lidays. The gift of love shared on between you and your dog has no price tag.

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Smooch your best friend for us and happy howl-idays to you and your pack!

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