Christmas Movie Dog Names

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Introduction

If you’re a fan of Christmas but a bit less traditional, giving your dog a name based on one of your favorite Christmas movies might be the best way to go. Not only does it help to provide them a unique identity but also says a bit more about their personality and yours for that matter, especially if you happen to go with a memorable character or easily recognizable name. With any luck, you’ll not only find a good name, but remind yourself that every time you call your dog’s name or watch your favorite movie, the two will be inextricably linked, even years after they are no longer with you — which makes a timeless Christmas gift in itself.

Christmas Movie Dog Names in Pop Culture

Christmas Movie Dog Name Considerations

There are a lot of ways to go about picking a suitable name for your dog, so there is understandably a lot to consider. Generally speaking, personality and looks are usually the easiest way to generate ideas, although you can also keep things super simple and just give them your favorite character’s name from your favorite movie. But if you’re looking for something more apt, here are a few examples.

If you’re using looks, think about your dog’s face, haircut, markings and so on. For instance, if you have a poodle with a bit of extra curly hair on top of their head, Marv might be a great choice, as Marv Merchants from Home Alone sported a considerable bush of hair. If they are tall and lanky, both Jack, after Jack Skellington, and Arthur, after Arthur Christmas, work. If they look like Max from the Grinch, which isn’t hard to do for small brown dogs with folded ears, well, that’s easy enough.

In terms of personality, the door opens even wider, as there is no shortage of complete and utter characters from various Christmas movies. If they like to steal things, maybe give them the name Harry, Lime, or Bandit after Harry Lime, one of the “Wet Bandits” from Home Alone. If they’re a bit of a bully, giving them the name Farkus (or Barkus if you want to be extra clever), Buzz, or Grinch would be appropriate as they are all bullies from A Christmas Story, Home Alone, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas respectively. 

Whatever you choose, don’t forget to enjoy yourself by doing a bit of research watching a few of these classics. Chances are something will pop out to remind you of your dog, or even watching them might make you realize the same in reverse. 

Male Christmas Movie Dog Names

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Odbody
George Bailey's guardian angel in It's a Wonderful Life
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Clark
After Clark Griswold from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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Griswold
After the Griswold family from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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Eddie
After crazy Uncle Eddie from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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Rusty
After Rusty Griswold, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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Ralphie
After Ralphie Parker, main character of A Christmas Story
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Farkus
After Scut Farkus, A Christmas Story
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Wallace
After Bob Wallace, White Christmas
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Davis
After Phil Davis, White Christmas
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Marv
After Marv Merchants, Home Alone
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Buzz
After Buzz McCallister, Home Alone
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Jack
After Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Walker
After Doris Walker, Miracle on 34th Street
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Thurman
After Thurman Merman, the kid from Bad Santa
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Buddy
After Buddy the Elf, from Elf
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Grinch
After the Grinch, from How The Grinch Stole Christmas
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Max
After Max, the Grinch's dog in How The Grinch Stole Christmas
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Baxter
After CC Baxter from The Apartment
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Calvin
After Scott Calvin from The Santa Clause
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Winthorpe
After Louis Winthorpe III from Trading Places
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Alfred
After Alfred Kralik from The Shop Around the Corner
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Arthur
After Arthur Claus from Arthur Christmas
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Dudley
After Denzel Washington's character Dudley from The Preacher's Wife
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Ernest
After Ernest P. Worrell from Ernest Saves Christmas
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Langston
After Howard Langston from Jingle All the Way
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Miller
After Ethan Miller from The Night Before
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Greenberg
After Isaac Greenberg from The Night Before
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Griffith
After Del Griffith from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
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Murray
After Bill Murray in A Very Murray Christmas
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Mason
After Steve Mason from Holiday Affair

Female Christmas Movie Dog Names

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Bailey
After James Stewart's character George Bailey, It's a Wonderful Life
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Hatch
After Mary Hatch Bailey, George Bailey's love in It's a Wonderful Life
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Parker
After Ralphie Parker, main character of A Christmas Story
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Flick
After Flick from A Christmas Story
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Haynes
After the Haynes sisters, White Christmas
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Waverly
After Major General Thomas F. Waverly, White Christmas
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Lime
After Harry Lime (Joe Pesci), Home Alone
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Cross
After Frank Cross, Bill Murray's character in Scrooged
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Sally
After Sally the rag doll, The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Zero
After Jack Skellington's faithful skele-dog Zero, The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Gailey
After Fred Gailey, Miracle on 34th Street
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Kringle
After Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th Street
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Willie
After Willie, main character of Bad Santa
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Jovie
After Jovie, Buddy's love interest in Elf
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Gizmo
After Gizmo the Mogwai from Gremlins
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McClane
After John McClane, Die Hard, and yes, it is a Christmas movie
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Valentine
After Billy Ray Valentine from Trading Places
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Klara
After Klara Novak from The Shop Around the Corner
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Vuillard
After the Vuillard family from A Christmas Tale
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Junon
After Junon Vuillard from A Christmas Tale
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Harper
After Harper Stewart from The Best Man Holiday
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Biggs
After Julia Biggs from The Preacher's Wife
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Belivet
After Therese Belivet from Carol
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Carol
After Carol (Cate Blanchett) from the movie Carol
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Harford
After Bill and Alice Harford from Eyes Wide Shut
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Pigeon
After the Pigeon Lady in Home Alone 2
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Green
After Mr. Green, the bringer of Christmas truth from The Night Before
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Page
After Neal Page from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
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Polar
After the holiday classic The Polar Express
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Ennis
After Connie Ennis, Holiday Affair

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