Every year, millions around the world festoon their Christmas trees with lights, tinsel, and otherwise gaudy baubles to celebrate the holiday. It’s a tradition that’s lasted the ages, but not without its detractors.
For every star that’s hoisted to the top of a tree, and every ornament hung with care, a cabal of cats is lurking not too far away, plotting their takeover of the illuminated pines.
Let this festive song serve as a warning to you and yours. Whether you believe in Santa, whether you believe in Krampus, whether your tree is hand sawn or synthetic, there’s little that can protect your darling decorations from the yearly visitation of Christmas cats.
If you’ve gone down to the basement for more lights, it may be already too late.
Ring those bells
Pull down those lights
Get your gifts ready
And wrap them tight
Get in the spirit
Try to look enthused
These kittens are snuggled in
This one isn’t amused
The ornaments are hung high
Nary a mouse in sight
Enjoy your tree now
The cats are coming tonight
If you’ve experienced the frustration of Christmas cats, perhaps you’ll make vacation plans next year. For those still hanging in there with their feline friends, follow the button below and learn more about what your cat really thinks about you.
Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.
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