It's Christmas time, and when the whole world is celebrating the festival and holidays, pet owners don't want their pets to be left out. They normally dress up and showcase their prized possessions, and Christmas provides the best excuse to do it.

No wonder, the animals find themselves rolled up in Santa Claus suits and hats during the Christmas time.

In several countries, fashion shows and parades are held for the pet Santas. Many times, these animal Santas are the major attraction in Christmas charity and promotional events.

Here is a collection of the adorable dogs, cats, rabbits, penguins, monkeys and even elephants in their beautiful Santa Claus costumes.