The 12 Dogs of Christmas

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
The 12 Dogs of Christmas Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 7+

Sentimental Depression-era Christmas story is fine for kids.

G 2005 107 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 1 review

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Best Dog Christmas /Movie ever

If your children love dogs this I the new Christmas favorite for years to come!

This title has:

Great role models
age 5+

Very good

I have always enjoyed this movie. It's festive for Christmas and is good if you like dogs. Most all ages would like it if it's your style. Some parts are funny like the part were Delores says a haircut and a shave to Norman. The Christmas pageant at the end is festive and will get you in the Christmas spirit. If you want a good Christmas movie this is one of the best ones in my opinion.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas Poster Image

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    The Peanuts gang in a classic Christmas special.

    age 3+
  • Santa Buddies Poster Image

    Santa Buddies

    Popular puppy series adds a cheery holiday message.

    age 5+
  • Elf Poster Image


    Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.

    age 7+

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of a dog and mouse
    Cats, Dogs, and Mice
    See all
  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a gift wrapped up
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate