Dance of the Sugar Plum Ferrets

The children were nestled all snug in their beds

While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.

They make it look so easy, Candice and Robert B.


Like Meow, Baby

Like, you are so harshing my vibe with all of this dashing and shipping and crinkly wrapping paper, man. This whole materialism thing is not my bag, y’dig?

A mellow mouser via Kirk Strauser. Oooohhh yeeeeaaahhh…

And Santa Said, “Surely you jest.”

♪ ♫ Oh I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

Only a hippopotamus will do ♪ ♫

Peeps, share this song over and over to make SURE your hippo wish is known. DO EET at your own risk:

Prince Harry the pygmy hippo has been very good this year, Zooborns!

Congratulations! More Max’s HolidayOverload© Winners!

santa max 51zGzZad6zL._SL500_AA300_Max Stubbular here with our second set of HolidayOverload© photos! All Sender-Inner Hoomins get our 2013 Cute Overload  Calendar! We’ll do one more set of winners before Giftmas, so send your submishes in, yo. And now, THE WINNERS:

From Christina V: “Jay is now 15 years old…he’s been on your site in the past!”

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Mr. Elvis, from his mom hoomin Melissa S.

Joanne V: “These are the loves of my life Hamlet (the fawn pug on the left) and Ignatz (the black pug on the right). This is their first Christmas picture together from a few years back. I think Hamlet looks like a Dead End Kid in his over-sized sweater, but it’s so adorable how he’s giving Ignatz Christmas Kissies! Pick us, Maxie, pick us!!!!!” [Done. -Ed]

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Trinkster returns. In lights. Sent in by Paul P.

“These Christmas snuggle pups are Wendy Penelope and Walter Pierre Jones,” sez Melissa A.

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Here’s Monty from Megan B.

Elaine L. sent these in, with the explanation: “Pansy the Boxer just had some (minor, planned) surgery and has been rocking the inflatable donut to keep her chewer away from her stitches. We thought we’d try something a little more festive. Pansy was not amused.”

Kelly S: “Emmie…( swear she’s flipping me off in this photo).”

Andrea V: “This is one of our four cats. His name is Maybe. He was lucky enough to be featured on CuteOverload a few years back as a wee kitten licking Dr. Phil – one of our other cats. There was quite the thread mostly bashing us for naming our cat Dr. Phil! Hilarious.”

Danielle L.: “I am sending you a picture of my French/English bulldog mix, Butters. We decided to take family Christmas pictures this year. He tends to be over-excited for these festivities.” [We can tell. -Ed]

Brooke M. provides us with thees photograph of Lil’ J.

Flynn the Hedgehog



Jenn S.: “This is Flynn The Hedgehog and Betty The Beaver, who live at the OC Zoo. They are dressed up in holiday finery. The OC Zoo is operated by OC Parks in Orange County, CA, and they mainly have critters who were abandoned, confiscated, or who could otherwise not live on their own in the wild. It’s like an entire zoo of ResQte! The wonderful folks at the OC Zoo take some of the littler guys out into the public to teach kids and other groups about wildlife. It is a wonderful facility, and of course the staff get to play with these cuties all day.” [What? Where do I sign up? -Ed]

Unbalanced Nutrition

A safety reminder from Cute Overload: Dining and gymnastics don’t mix! So save the floor routine until after dinner, and bon appétit.

So This Seal Went Into A Bar…

Q: Why do seals swim in salt water? A: Because pepper water makes them sneeze!

Image from Thorsten Milse/Robert Harding/Barcroft Media.

Emotional Rescue

A team of therapy Golden Retrievers have arrived to comfort the kids of Newtown. Want to help those affected? Click here for a comprehensive list.

Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner

Robbin K. says, “This is Toby, but my husband and I call him Kobe Beef. 
He’s our 4-month-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, who has one blue eye and a delightfully heart-shaped nose.
 P.S. I am Monty’s hoomin’s niece.”

A nommible feast fit for any palate!


All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

and the 2013 CO Calendar. [Get yours here! -Ed]

Photo by: Unknown.

Panda Express

Look! The cutest dumplings you will ever pop in your mouf. And there’s enough for everybody.

If you want seconds, The Telegraph has more for everyone.