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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Tarun
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6 years ago

I wonder how it went up

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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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CaroleWaters
Community Member
6 years ago

It fainted and pinned me down!

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#3

I'm The Star

I'm The Star

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Rose
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6 years ago

Seriously though, HOW??

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#4

Caught In The Act

Caught In The Act

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BeckyDorricott
Community Member
6 years ago

That would actually make a lovely card :oD

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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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JanMoore
Community Member
6 years ago

What??? That look like fun!

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#6

Which Is The Odd One Out?

Which Is The Odd One Out?

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MimiGreenberg
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6 years ago

Where's Waldo?

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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
Community Member
6 years ago

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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SharonMarie
Community Member
6 years ago

levery time a bell rings...lol

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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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Landis Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

Cutest face ever

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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
Community Member
6 years ago

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.
Community Member
6 years ago

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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6 years ago

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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MelissaNeese
Community Member
6 years ago

Nice and warm in those lights!

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#14

Undressing The Christmas Tree

Undressing The Christmas Tree

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StevieFava
Community Member
6 years ago

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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6 years ago

"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
Community Member
6 years ago

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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GeirGrødal
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6 years ago

No, she really fit's 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
Community Member
6 years ago

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
Community Member
6 years ago

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
Community Member
6 years ago

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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TammyChapman
Community Member
6 years ago

Also, that is one pretty kitty.

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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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JenniferStringer
Community Member
6 years ago

Lion King pose.

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#23

This Tree Is For Me, Right?

This Tree Is For Me, Right?

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TammyChapman
Community Member
6 years ago

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

#24

A Christmas Tree Ornament

A Christmas Tree Ornament

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TammyChapman
Community Member
6 years ago

Very cute.

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#25

It's Delicious!

It's Delicious!

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TammyChapman
Community Member
6 years ago

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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TammyChapman
Community Member
6 years ago

I like this one too.

#27

Pretend Like Nothing Happened

Pretend Like Nothing Happened

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MysticalMan
Community Member
6 years ago

"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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TammyChapman
Community Member
6 years ago

Soooo cute.

#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
6 years ago

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

#30

Kittie

Kittie

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TammyChapman
Community Member
6 years ago

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
6 years ago

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
Community Member
6 years ago

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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Ninety9Deaths(Nin3ty9D3aths)
Community Member
6 years ago

No more pictures plz OK

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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
Community Member
6 years ago

"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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SusannaVesna
Community Member
6 years ago

Cat 1..."Cat Won"

#37

My Cat Is Decorating A Christmas Tree

My Cat Is Decorating A Christmas Tree

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TammyChapman
Community Member
6 years ago

Very cute.

#38

Christmas Tree Vs Cat

Christmas Tree Vs Cat

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MelissaNeese
Community Member
6 years ago

Nerd tree!

#39

Our Cat Climbed Into Our Undecorated Tree

Our Cat Climbed Into Our Undecorated Tree

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TammyChapman
Community Member
6 years ago

lol

#40

Let Me See 'ya Tightrope!

Let Me See 'ya Tightrope!

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NikoMersie
Community Member
6 years ago

cute

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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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TammyChapman
Community Member
6 years ago

lol

#42

Coco's 1st Christmas.

Coco's 1st Christmas.

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Ninety9Deaths(Nin3ty9D3aths)
Community Member
6 years ago

What is this thing!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

#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
6 years ago

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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katlia
Community Member
6 years ago

Love the caption.

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#46

Samantha On Her First Christmas

Samantha On Her First Christmas

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TammyChapman
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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#47

Introducing Noodles

Introducing Noodles

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#48

A Perfect Place To Sit

A Perfect Place To Sit

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Michelle
Community Member
6 years ago

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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