Pets get into Christmas spirit for Santa Paws pictures

We asked to see your pictures of your pets getting into the Christmas spirit - and how you responded!

We've been deluged with snaps of cats and dogs in natty headgear and festive finery.

Arthur is among our Santa Paws entries.

Arthur is among our Santa Paws entries.

That's not all - we've also had a rabbit, a guinea pig, horses, and even a parrot!

Here's the first batch of your pictures - there's plenty more to follow.

If you haven't sent us your festive pet pic yet, share it with us on Facebook, or email it to copydesk.northeast@jpress.co.uk