5. Carl's Christmas by Alexandra Day. Realistically rendered Rottweiler meets Santa!
4. The Night Before Christmas, illustrated by Cheryl Harness. Basset Hound in Victorian-style house meets . . . Santa.
3. The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy, illustrated by Gertrude Elliott Epenscheid (her real name!). Sweet Collie-esque puppy gets an entire orphanage of boys to live with on Christmas Eve (Santa not featured).
2. Auntie Claus illustrated by Elise Primavera. Mirror-image mutts have jobs with Santa.
1. Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. Santa is an animal lover.
I knew it!
Keep peaceful during this holiday season, everyone.