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Happy Holidays!

two tortie cats sitting in gift bags beneath the Christmas tree, their heads peeking out

It’s officially here, the holiday that so many people around the globe look forward to all year. Whether you’ve been counting down for the bright, flashing lights or looking forward to that delicious holiday feast – the time has come! Today, I want to take a moment to wish you all a Happy Holidays!

There is no doubt that this year looks a little different for most of us.

Travel plans have been cancelled and families are getting together virtually through video conferencing programs like Zoom, Skype, House Party and Google Meets.

Just last night, we sat in the living room celebrating virtually with my husband’s family.

While we can’t get together with our loved ones in person, we live in an age where technology still connects us – something that wasn’t available to those who have lived through pandemics throughout history.

a large brown dog and black dog laying on a wooden floor in  front of the Christmas tree wearing Santa hats and wrapped in lights

Around the globe, first responders and medical personnel are doing an incredible job on the front lines of this battle.

Thank you to all those who have been working tirelessly, making personal sacrifices, to allow us to share in this holiday celebration with family both near and far.

While we celebrate Yule in our house (which is already behind us), we have also adopted some of the more common Christmas festivities including gathering around our Christmas tree to open gifts.

We make sure that each of our pets has a gift under the tree to open Christmas morning.

This year, Jinx opened her own gift up for the first time. It was definitely one of those moments where we all laughing hard enough that we completely forgot about the crazy year that brought us to this point.

(Don’t worry, I made a point of grabbing a video so that you could all laugh along with us.)

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Jinx decided to open her own gift this year! Happy Holidays everyone ❤️💚 ##Christmas2020 ##petthings ##catlover ##christmastiktok ##christmasgifts

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Stay tuned to our social media platforms for more pictures and videos over the coming days.

I promise that I have a lot of fun and adorable moments to share!

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Happy Holidays to you and your family, from our ‘pack’!

How are you celebrating this holiday season?

I’d love to hear all about it, including your favourite traditions, funniest moments and more!

About Author

Britt is a digital/social media marketer and the owner of The Social Alternative. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending her time with her ‘pack’ which includes her husband John, their 2 dogs Daviana and Indiana and their 2 cats Pippen and Jinx. A proud pet mom, she shares all her pet-related tips, tricks and funny pet antics on Shed Happens.

40 Comments

  • Nisha
    December 25, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    That was so cute to watch Jinx open the Christmas gift ! Yes indeed this year is different for all of us with virtual celebrations but most importantly we need to be safe . Happy holidays!

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    • Britt
      December 26, 2020 at 10:25 am

      She has never opened her own gifts before, but she was ALL OVER opening that one! lol I credit the organic catnip that was contained in the toy lol

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  • Geeky Daddy
    December 26, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Happy Holidays to you and your pack. Special thanks and Happy Holidays to all the frontline workers that are enduring so much this year.

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    • Britt
      December 27, 2020 at 10:25 am

      I hope you are having a great holiday season!

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  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    December 26, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    That’s so sweet you remember your pets too when gifting. We got a few gifts for Roxi too (she’s a cat). I’m hoping she likes them.

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    • Britt
      December 27, 2020 at 10:24 am

      They get so excited about their gifts each year. We include the dogs in the gift exchange with my mother and her boyfriend as well – buying for their pets and they buy for ours lol! They are part of the family, after all 🙂

      Reply
  • Lyosha
    December 27, 2020 at 7:38 am

    merry Christmas and happy holidays! your crew looks so sweet! love the hats!

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    • Britt
      December 27, 2020 at 10:21 am

      Thank you! They were quite proud to show off their hats this season hahaha

      Reply
  • Indya | The Small Adventurer
    December 27, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Happy holidays! I haven’t heard of Yule before, but I hope you enjoyed celebrating it. I definitely enjoyed the video of your cat opening its present! Too cute ☺️

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    • Britt
      December 27, 2020 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you! I loved watching her actually open her own gift this year.

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  • Clarissa Cabbage
    December 28, 2020 at 12:32 am

    Happy holidays to you and your critters Britt! I love the cats in the bags and the dogs all dressed up. 😁 Ipo had lots of fun playing with her new toys and of course playing with our boxes. She’s not so sure about our new roomba though! 😂

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    • Britt
      December 28, 2020 at 9:20 am

      My mother has a Roomba and her pets aren’t so sure about it either lol It’s too funny watching their reactions.

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  • Charity
    December 28, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Merry Christmas to you! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

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    • Britt
      December 28, 2020 at 8:36 pm

      We had a great holiday. I hope yours was amazing as well!

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  • Ellie Wright
    December 28, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Aw that video was so cute! I hope you had a lovely Christmas/holiday season 🙂

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    • Britt
      December 28, 2020 at 8:34 pm

      Thank you! She’s pretty adorable (when she wants to be) lol

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  • Shyla Elza
    December 28, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Oh my goodness our Christmas was really fun. We decorated cookies, looked at lights, and just overall had a great time. Happy holidays to you as well and a fantastic New Year!

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    • Britt
      December 28, 2020 at 8:33 pm

      That sounds like a great way to celebrate! We always love heading out for a walk around the neighbourhood with the pups, hot chocolate in hand, to see the lights.

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  • Sophie
    December 28, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Merry Christmas! I hope your clan all enjoyed their gifts and day. My nan had a fall on her way to my aunt’s house for dinner and ended up spending the day in hospital so our festivities went well and truly out of the window this year x

    Sophie

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    • Britt
      December 28, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Oh no, I hope that she is okay and it was nothing serious!

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  • Michelle
    December 29, 2020 at 5:51 am

    Hope you had a great Christmas! Your dogs look so cute in their Christmas outfits!

    All the best, Michelle (michellesclutterbox.com)

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    • Britt
      December 29, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      They are SO patient with me dressing them up for pictures all the time lol
      I hope that you also had a great Christmas!

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  • Jenny in Neverland
    December 29, 2020 at 6:07 am

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas! Loved the video – so cute! I love watching my dog open his presents. One of the highlights of my day haha! x

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    • Britt
      December 29, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      It’s easily the highlight of my Christmas morning as well. I love watching them get all excited as they tear at the paper.
      I hope you had a great Christmas as well!

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  • Ming Qian
    December 29, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Aww, Jinx is so cute! Although Christmas is a little different this year, I’m glad to see that you made it work either way. A little late, but Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! 🙂

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    • Britt
      December 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm

      That’s all we can do, right? Make the best out of what we have available!
      I hope that you had an incredible Christmas.

      Reply
  • Lauren
    December 29, 2020 at 9:59 am

    A lovely post. I hope you had a wonderful time and a safe Christmas. I am hoping 2021 is a better year for us all. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Britt
      December 29, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you! I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas as well!
      I really do hope that 2021 is going to bring us all some relief from this. There’s no denying that 2020 was a hard one for many people.

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  • Clarice
    December 29, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Merry Christmas to you too! Just like you, we celebrated it virtually with my family via Google Meet. It was different but the experience is not bad. Still thankful for everything.

    P.S. Your furbabies are sooo adorable.

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    • Britt
      December 29, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      It’s better than nothing, right? At least that way, we get to celebrate with our loved ones.

      Reply
  • Faye
    December 29, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Omg JInx opening her own gift is the cutest and most hilarious thing! Hope you had a lovely holiday x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    • Britt
      December 29, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      She’s such a nut sometimes…
      We had a great holiday! I hope that you did as well.

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  • Sophie Harriet
    December 29, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    I love the video of Jinx opening her present! My cat didn’t even come downstairs when we were opening presents – she slept on the bed upstairs for most of the day! I hope you had a lovely day despite the current restrictions xx

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    • Britt
      December 29, 2020 at 2:46 pm

      That’s usually closer to how Christmas morning goes around our house, but Jinx was determined to get at the catnip in that toy lol

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  • Jupiter Hadley
    December 29, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Oh my gosh, so many cute photos! Love the video of Jinx opeing a gift herself.

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    • Britt
      December 29, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      She was so proud of herself, running around with the toy afterward lol

      Reply
  • Grimaldo
    January 5, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Merry Christmas! Cute dogs. They bring happiness to our lives.

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    • Britt
      January 6, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply
  • Rosie Ireland
    January 7, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Ah I hope you had the best Christmas! This post is filled with so much happiness!
    Rosie

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    • Britt
      January 7, 2021 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you! I hope you had a great holiday season as well!

      Reply

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