The holiday season is a sparkly, magical time for most people. Lights are hung, candles are lit, ornaments are dusted off. There are eve those people that have had their trees ready to go since Halloween.
But if you're a cat person, your holiday preparation looks a little different. Cats usually don't care about the holiday season and can act like your own household Grinch. Your precious tree is the clearest target for your cats' focus when it comes to destruction and dismay. It's like a playground for your feline, perfect for swatting at and climbing on. It's basically a scratching post that smells fresh and has lots of dangling things to paw at.
But fret not this holiday season, you can now purchase a half tree for Christmas so that you can avoid the drama with your cat. It might stop your furry friend from tearing down your entire tree... or, at least we hope.
An ideal holiday for felines
A rough reality
Winter is comingIt's like cats know that Christmas is coming and their mischievousness intensifies.
A true arch nemesis
Destroyer of all joy
A nice treat
Video from Christmas 2017. Shatter and crumble destroying my tree. #CatsOfTwitter #cats #Christmas https://t.co/0lkgqaLCfH— BasicallyAjalapeño (@BasicallyAjalapeño)1543433879.0
A long historyThere are many cat lovers that have years of proof that cats truly hate Christmas trees and we've got the compilation videos to prove it.
So what do we do?
Meet the Half-Tree
Argos is selling 'half Christmas trees' for people with misbehaving cats. https://t.co/BNLNXHDXcM https://t.co/dXdrxou4iv— LADbible (@LADbible)1543419742.0
All the tree you need
Hm, So would you consider buying the new thing of “half Christmas trees?” Apparently you only get branches halfway… https://t.co/dggC58eS1v— 🐾cindy🐾 (@🐾cindy🐾)1543449034.0
Stack your presents!
Just when you thought they've invented everything under the sun... in comes this! If you have a cat who likes to fl… https://t.co/zLyhInwdT3— 106.1 BLI (@106.1 BLI)1543451406.0
We've got optionssnowy tree option to give you that real winter look, if you're into that.
This is some good stuff
The real deal
The star of Christmas
@carrylovescats ~Amy https://t.co/MDTDaA6Dbe— Argos (@Argos)1543425628.0
Can't stop, won't stop
@Ashbrookeeee @ladbible this would not stop my devil child— meg 🦋 (@meg 🦋)1543423633.0
@ladbible My cat accepting the challenge and preparing for battle. https://t.co/AaAZNCRKx6— MCFC Tarrant (@MCFC Tarrant)1543419912.0
There are other ways
Cats and Christmas trees don't mix 😑 so I created this cute barrier! https://t.co/BDcRl2CcFC— Princess Kait (@Princess Kait)1543429222.0
Yep - these are our cats and this is our picture. We finally figured out how to keep them away from the Christmas t… https://t.co/deS6IBiAnv— Pat & AJ (@Pat & AJ)1542918168.0
@_MyManekiNeko cat friendly Christmas tree https://t.co/CQRg48w7ib— Batmans Stalker (@Batmans Stalker)1543452692.0
Lights, camera, Christmas
When it’s too early to get an actual Christmas tree (cause fake trees are for fake people), you light up your cat t… https://t.co/2L6Mr2Md3U— violet anastasia (@violet anastasia)1543189901.0
A caged tree
The only way to keep a christmas tree when you have cats https://t.co/FUaJEXQzem— THUNDERSNAKE (@THUNDERSNAKE)1543450547.0
The naked tree
Time to drag out the cat proof Christmas tree again... https://t.co/nW8tDKWOHI— Give Me Internet (@Give Me Internet)1543322404.0
Prevention is key
A bad taste for your cat
Protect your feline friend
Well - it's fast approaching - the joyous 'How to cat proof the Christmas Tree' season..... #CatsOfTwitter #cats https://t.co/H7MhG0XCj4— Grumpy Pussmog (@Grumpy Pussmog)1542540262.0
Cats act shook
Cat: *eats Christmas tree* Me: *yells at them for the 1000th time* Cat: https://t.co/r2ILESPMSV— KURTZ (@KURTZ)1543340871.0
IrreplaceableCat owners are loyal and know that their furry friends are troublemakers, but are still worthy of being loved.
An annoyingly adorable combination
You either have a Christmas Tree or cats. You cant have both. https://t.co/Xba3bAGRoD— ♉︎ (@♉︎)1543150600.0