While it's no secret that all dogs are #goals and that we as humans should all strive to be one, never before has the mission been quite as easily accomplished as it is now. Holiday miracles are real, y'all, and the proof is in these matching holiday dog and owner pajamas that may be the cutest thing to happen to the holidays since some beautiful soul commissioned the Olive The Other Reindeer movie.
The sets are sold by Fab Dog Inc., with one pair of plaid holiday pajama pants for the human (aka, you), and one plaid holiday romper for the dog (aka, the Very Good Boy/Girl in your life). They retail for $50 together, but if there's an extra human or dog who wants to get in on the fun, you can also buy the pajama pants separately for $35 and the romper separately for $25. Unsurprisingly, the sets are so popular that they're already sold out, which means if you want to get your paws on a pair currently on preorder for the 2017 holiday season, you're going to have to act fast. I don't mean to be dramatic, but if I see any dog owners release a holiday card without wearing a matching pair of these with their pupperoonies, I'm going to feel cheated both as a friend and as a person who was put on this earth for the sole purpose of looking at cute pictures of dogs.
People with pups be warned, though: while the human pajama pants range in size from Small to Extra Large, the dog sizes only run from 10 inches to 20 inches (that's about the approximate size of a Shih Tzu to roughly the size of a beagle, which is a thing I just Googled with great delight). Bigger pups — your German Shepherds, your Goldens — might not quite fit into these.
That being said, I think the true importance of these pajama sets cannot be understated, because, in a way, they have solved one of the ultimate viral debates of our time: how dogs would wear pants. You may remember a tweet that went viral in 2015, which I will post here at the risk of giving us all flashbacks to the figurative blood bath in the replies.
Like, people didn't just have thoughts about this. They had THOUGHTS about it.
We all thought we’d settled the score when an actual company that sells pants for dogs weighed in on the debate, and dropped this four-legged mic on the conversation.
Alas, as it turns out, we were all wrong: Dogs don’t wear pants at all. They wear matching holiday rompers with their humans, the way that the universe intended. Anyone who wants to advocate for the dog pants of yore can go home.
Fab Dog Inc. actually has a fairly extensive holiday collection for doggos, so if you're worried that you won't be able to get the matching set in time, you can still get your four-legged friend in the spirit with a non-matching holiday romper. For instance, this one channels your fave Christmas rascal.
And this one's got millennial slang on lock, so everyone knows that your dog isn't just a dog, she's a COOL dog.
You can see the whole range of options on their website here; in the meantime, I'd like for you all to appreciate the great personal cost that writing this post took, because I'm 99 percent sure that I will come home for the holidays and find my parents and their two Shih Tzus in matching sets of these, and be reminded for the umpteenth time that my siblings and I have been replaced. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE.