But with an energetic dog in the household Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman had no choice but to pull on their warmest clothes and head outside.
The couple huddled inside their layers as they walked Esmerelda together.
Bundled up: Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman take their dog Esmeralda for a walk on a chilly morning in New York
The animal lover, 30, kept her hands cosy in a pair of puppy-dog mittens, with a plain black scarf wrapped around her neck.
It has been a good Christmas for Anne, who saw her new movie break box office records when it opened on Christmas Day.
Keeping warm: Anne's cute puppy mittens looked nice and cosy
And with critics loving the movie as much as audiences things are set to get even better for Anne - who is hotly tipped for an Oscar.
In fact she is already gathering plaudits, with a nomination for the Best Supporting Female Actor Award award for her part in the film by the Screen Actors Guild.
And dog makes three: the couple's pet Esmeralda is tucked between them as they walk
Anne, who plays Fantine in the upcoming movie, reacted to the news saying: 'What an honor and a thrill to get love from my fellow actors.
'I couldn't feel happier or prouder to be in this cast - special congratulations to Hugh! Vive Les Mis! and all the SAG nominees!'
Act casual: The pair pretend not to notice the photographer