Thanks everyone! Spring didn't really care about the hats at all, actually. She almost always looks a little blah. We were waiting for my batteries to charge and she wandered around with the elf one on for an hour like it was completely normal. She always looks unamused though (about everything). She's a dog who is pretty hard to connect with as she always gives me a "what's wrong with you? I'm way too mature for this stuff" look. BrownFCR, I'm not really into the whole dressing dogs up for Christmas thing either. I just do it for a couple pictures once a year for some Christmas cards, and that's all. As to how I got them to stay there... they really liked the fluffy stuff that they were laying on! They thought it was great. I was making silly noises and stuff at Dance too (Spring just thought I'd lost my mind, but it's difficult to get and keep Dance's attention). The occasional treat tossed at them worked too.