These little critters aren't in it for the presents or the giant feasts, they're simply here enjoying (or, in a few cases, being miserable) the holiday spirit. So sit back, relax and enjoy the Christmas weekend with a few of the cutest holiday critters around.
MSNBC requested readers submit pictures of their furry companions to be included in the site's Christmas critters post and Rhonda Schuldt was all to happy to send in this great picture of her little Leena all dolled out in her Christmas dress.
Coco here was also part of the MSNBC bounty. According to her owner, Liz Knight-Erb, it took quite a lot of yummy bribes to get Coco to leave her Santa suit on long enough to get her Christmas photo taken.
Denise Cox sent MSNBC this adorable image showing Alice hanging around waiting for Santa.
For some reason the person who submitted this image of their adorable little pugs to MSNBC wanted to stay annonymous. If they were my babies, I'd be bragging to the whole world.
I don't know the names of this Christmas angel, but I certainly appreciate Ambrosio Photography for sharing this image with the world.
As I said above, not everyone looks excited about Christmas and Link just wasn't feeling the holiday spirit when Flickr user windy234 dressed him up like a reindeer.
Maja und Cora certainly took well to dressing up for the occassion. I think Flickr user Astrid Kopp must have told them about the naughty and nice lists.
And, amazingly, Ollie didn't seem to mind either the collar or the jingle bells Flickr user joce01_y put him in, maybe he knew how great he looked
And lastyly, here is my own chubby little Percy wishing you all a very Happy Holidays.
And by the way, if you want your critter to be featured on the Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly (whether or not he or she is decked out for the holidays), just send your images to firstname.lastname@example.org.