We buy climbing trees for cats, so when a cat sees a new tree, one decorated with ornaments and tinsel, it’s only fair that the cat would assume this new tree is a new toy decorated with toys.

When you put up the Christmas tree, your cat is probably thinking, “Merry Christmas to me!”

While a cat hiding in the Christmas tree or sitting on top like a Christmas angel is super cute, if you’re a cat owner, you know that a cat helping decorate the Christmas tree will most likely not end well.

Scroll down to see 21 examples of cats decorating Christmas trees. Although adorable, you’ll probably be glad these pictures aren’t of your tree.

  1. He didn’t even wait for the ornaments from r/catsintrees

  2. Forced by the wife… from r/catsintrees

  3. Caught in the act from r/catsintrees

  4. Biscuit’s first Christmas! He approves of the tree. from r/catsintrees

  5. This counts right? from r/catsintrees

  6. Her chosen place to survey her winter surroundings…. from r/catsintrees

  7. Olaf bringing joy from r/catsintrees

  8. Zari the Gremlin. from r/catsintrees

  9. It’s my tree now. from r/catsintrees

  10. Callie. Prettiest decoration in the tree. from r/catsintrees

  11. No need to put a star on top of the tree now.. from r/pics

  12. Remington discovered the Christmas Tree from r/catsintrees

  13. This is Noma; She’s shy but loves this tree. from r/catsintrees

  14. And so it begins. (Xposted aww) from r/catsintrees

  15. Dani loves the tree from r/catsintrees

  16. Just learned this was a thing from r/catsintrees

  17. Get a cat, it’ll be fun! from r/catsintrees

  18. This toy is for us, right? from r/catsintrees

  19. Merry Christmas! (x-post from /r/pics) from r/catsintrees

  20. Our newest ornament (x-post from /r/pics) from r/catsintrees

  21. Don’t mind me… (x-post from /r/pics) from r/catsintrees