If you've ever celebrated Christmas, you know the critical role that a Christmas tree plays in this affair. All decked out in Christmas decorations, the evergreen stands proudly in the center of the action, uniting jolly members of a family in many merriments of Yuletide. And what would happen if the spruce with all its Christmas tree decorations would perish? The celebration would, undoubtedly, be ruined. The funny thing is, the only one culprit of such destruction can be patted on the head and met with an adorable 'Awww.' You guessed it; we're talking about silly cats and their love for ruining Christmas spirit.

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of little feline Grinches who managed to fail Christmas in the most adorable ways. Do you also have problems making your Christmas tree cat proof? If so, submit your funny photos for an investigation or vote for and comment on your favorite pics of funny cats below!

#1

No Need To Put A Star On The Top Of The Tree Now

No Need To Put A Star On The Top Of The Tree Now

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#2

It Hasn't Even Been Up For 3 Minutes

It Hasn't Even Been Up For 3 Minutes

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#3

I'm The Star

I'm The Star

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#4

Caught In The Act

Caught In The Act

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#5

Get A Cat They Said, It'll Be Fun They Said

Get A Cat They Said, It'll Be Fun They Said

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#7

Woke Up To Our Cat Trying To Hide In The Tree

Woke Up To Our Cat Trying To Hide In The Tree

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MysticalMan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is just basic instinct. It's natural for cats to climb trees. Cute though.

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#8

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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#9

The Christmas Tree Has Helped Clara Realize Her Dream Of Being A Wild Cat

The Christmas Tree Has Helped Clara Realize Her Dream Of Being A Wild Cat

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#10

My Friend's Cat Thought The Artificial Christmas Tree Would Be Tasty

My Friend's Cat Thought The Artificial Christmas Tree Would Be Tasty

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TammyChapman
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like a burnt kitty or a burned down house waiting to happen.

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#11

Clem's Having A Good Time

Clem's Having A Good Time

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karenw.
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

every time my friend turned his back,his cat was at the tree;

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#12

Christmas At A Cat Cafe

Christmas At A Cat Cafe

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NatalieBlenkhorn
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With that many cats was it really worth bothering with a tree in the first place?!

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#13

My Mom Sent Me Photos Of Her New Christmas Tree - That Cat Seems To Approve

My Mom Sent Me Photos Of Her New Christmas Tree - That Cat Seems To Approve

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#14

Undressing The Christmas Tree

Undressing The Christmas Tree

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StevieFava
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Like the way he is working, bottom to top

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#15

So This Cat Helped With The Christmas Decorations

So This Cat Helped With The Christmas Decorations

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Rose
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Almost there...just...a....little...further...!"

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#16

You Don't Need A Tree.

You Don't Need A Tree.

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TammyChapman
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like this one. Just put a star on his head, and call him a tree. No muss, no fuss. Less stress. : )

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#17

She Likes The Tree

She Likes The Tree

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#18

Why Fill The Bottom Of The Tree With Presents When You Have A Cat

Why Fill The Bottom Of The Tree With Presents When You Have A Cat

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PinkiePie
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOOK HOOMIN I'M RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED CAT

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#19

It's Not Even Up Yet

It's Not Even Up Yet

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TammyChapman
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now that is funny. Don't you know not to turn your back when putting up the tree, especially with a cat nearby.

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#20

Ok. Now It Looks Nice

Ok. Now It Looks Nice

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TammyChapman
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really like this one. Hope he didn't destroy it later. Such a pretty cat.

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#21

Not Sure About This Whole Tree Thing

Not Sure About This Whole Tree Thing

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#22

My Friend Just Sent Me A Picture Of Her Mom's Cat Looking All Majestic On The Top Of Their Christmas Tree

My Friend Just Sent Me A Picture Of Her Mom's Cat Looking All Majestic On The Top Of Their Christmas Tree

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#23

This Tree Is For Me, Right?

This Tree Is For Me, Right?

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TammyChapman
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one looks like they placed the cat in that position.

#24

A Christmas Tree Ornament

A Christmas Tree Ornament

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#25

It's Delicious!

It's Delicious!

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TammyChapman
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lol....That kitty needs some cat grass (yes, that is a real thing) or some catnip. Keep in mind though, they apparently can get really stoned from cat nip.

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#26

Don't Mind Me

Don't Mind Me

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#27

Pretend Like Nothing Happened

Pretend Like Nothing Happened

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MysticalMan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Ummm, just got here. Found it this way. Honest!"

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#28

My Friend's Kitten Discovered The Christmas Tree

My Friend's Kitten Discovered The Christmas Tree

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#29

My Friend's Cat Magnus Helping Us Take Down The Christmas Tree

My Friend's Cat Magnus Helping Us Take Down The Christmas Tree

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TammyChapman
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How long did it stand up before he decided it needed to come down??

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#30

Kittie

Kittie

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TammyChapman
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gorgeous cat, and a awesome picture. you could use this pic as a Christmas card. Or even sell it to one of the big card companies, it is that good.

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#31

Good Night To All!

Good Night To All!

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TammyChapman
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey at least he hasn't broken anything yet. ( Nothing I can see at the moment ). lol And he definitely looks like it's nap time. "No more pictures please. I am enjoying my new home. Go away."

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#32

The Cat Who Stole Christmas

The Cat Who Stole Christmas

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NikoMersie
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

he really looks like "oh crap, you're already home?"

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#33

The Most Beautiful Christmas Tree Ornament

The Most Beautiful Christmas Tree Ornament

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#34

My Housemate's Cat Is Curious About Christmas

My Housemate's Cat Is Curious About Christmas

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PinkiePie
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Gee I never knew I looked so fabulous"

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#35

My Kitten Also Loves The Christmas Tree. Doesn't Like The Ornaments Though

My Kitten Also Loves The Christmas Tree. Doesn't Like The Ornaments Though

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#36

Cat 1 - Christmas Tree 0

Cat 1 - Christmas Tree 0

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#37

My Cat Is Decorating A Christmas Tree

My Cat Is Decorating A Christmas Tree

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#38

Christmas Tree Vs Cat

Christmas Tree Vs Cat

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#39

Our Cat Climbed Into Our Undecorated Tree

Our Cat Climbed Into Our Undecorated Tree

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#40

Let Me See 'ya Tightrope!

Let Me See 'ya Tightrope!

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#41

Set Up Christmas Tree And Came Back To This

Set Up Christmas Tree And Came Back To This

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#43

He Didn't Even Wait For The Ornaments

He Didn't Even Wait For The Ornaments

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#44

Tree Decoration

Tree Decoration

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TammyChapman
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very cute. He looks comfortable too.

#45

I'm Glad You're Home, He Passed Out!!!

I'm Glad You're Home, He Passed Out!!!

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#46

Samantha On Her First Christmas

Samantha On Her First Christmas

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TammyChapman
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her eyes are so big and shiny, very pretty kitty.

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#47

Introducing Noodles

Introducing Noodles

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Ashley Spurlock
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"...As you can see, noodles is not very smart"

#48

A Perfect Place To Sit

A Perfect Place To Sit

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Michelle
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Haha didn't even see the kitty at first

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#49

Dani Loves The Tree

Dani Loves The Tree

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