Christmas is a time of family, binge-eating and falling asleep in the ambrosia at 3pm. But for some of our fellow beasts, as you can see in the Save the Children fund's top-notch stop motion Animal Love dating video, Christmas often just enhances their crushing loneliness.
Created by Corpse Bride and Coraline animator Antony Elworthy, the entertaining, slightly pitiable anthropomorphs are intended to bring attention to Save the Children's Wish List, where benevolent souls can buy friends and family practical gifts for Christmas, such as yaks, goats and chickens, and then send them overseas to those less fortunate.
So, if you're interested in some festive giving, head over to the Animal Love website (not that one) and help the animals find true love. Or check out some of the other philanthropic ventures on offer this Christmas.