15 Cats In Christmas Trees Who Are Seriously On Santa's Naughty List

Ad failed to load

Cats really tiptoe in between the naughty and nice list every year. One minute, they are cuddling with you close, keeping you warm by the fire. And the next minute, they are clawing up every present under the tree, and eating the pine needles. Even if your cat has been good all year, the minute you introduce the Christmas tree to the house, all hell breaks lose. Your perfect little fur baby has now become the devil, and so many owners end up finding their cats in Christmas trees.

You have to keep reminding your kitten that yes, it is called a tree, but no, it is not a cat tree. They cannot climb it. Your cat won't listen until it's too late, and then they'll find themselves trapped on top like the star, unable to come down. After cleaning up all of the needles that have now fallen onto the floor, you have to rescue your fur baby from what they assume is the bitter end. You hope that they have learned their lesson, but you find your cat back in the same position the next day.

It's not the 25 days of Christmas, it's the 25 days of rescuing your cat from the holiday havoc they have put themselves in. These 15 cat owners totally understand what we're talking about, because they have fallen victim to finding their cat in a Christmas tree. But, we can't be mad for too long. They are our perfect little fur babies after all, even if they are on Santa's naughty list.

Ad failed to load

1The Cutest Ornament On The Tree

Hey cat, what are you doing in there? You're not a Christmas tree ornament. You can't just hang around. I know you're trying to blend in, but it's not working.

2Don't Give Me That Adorable Look Cat, You Got Yourself Into This Mess

You can give me all of the beady eyes you want, I'm not getting you out of there. Unless you can promise me you won't go climbing the Christmas tree again. No, I won't.

Ugh, stop looking at me like that. Fine, you win!

3You Look Purr-fectly Content With Yourself, Kitty

OK, kitty, you don't look like you're struggling at all. Is this your new hangout space or something? You didn't invite us. You seem pretty relaxed for being in a Christmas tree. We'll let this one slide, but don't get too comfortable, cat.

Ad failed to load

4Almost Didn't See You There, Cat

You sure did blend in good with the Christmas tree. Your name must be Waldo, because I'm wondering where you are. Just let me know if you need help coming out.

5The First Ornament On The Tree This Year

Cat, I just wanted to let you know it's a little difficult for you to blend in when there is nothing on the tree yet. You have to wait until it gets more ornaments so that it's easier to hide. You stick out like a sore thumb.

6Quick, Pretend You're An Ornament

Here's a little advice, if you stay very still, your owner may not even notice you're in there. Think round and glass-like. Just be the ornament.

Ad failed to load

7Getting Wrapped Up In The Holiday Spirit

It's pretty easy to get wrapped up when you're literally tangled up in some Christmas string lights. It's a lot easier to get you untangled if you stay still. Or, you can just live in the tree throughout the holiday season.

8Let Me Tell You A Christmas Tail

That Christmas garland looks an awful lot like the cat's tail. It is the cat. Hey, cat, get out of there. This is not going to end well.

9Bah Humbug, This Cat Has Had Enough

He must be feeling a bit like Scrooge, because this cat is getting the heck out of there. No more Christmas spirit for this fur baby. Watch out below!

Ad failed to load

10Just Hanging At Home For The Holidays

Here's some advice, cat. It's a lot easier to hide if the tree has more branches. Ask your owners for a fuller tree next year.

11This Cat Is Keeping An Eye Out For Santa

We have to hand it to him, this cat is a total genius. If you hide out in the Christmas tree, you may catch a glimpse of jolly old St. Nick. Just remember though, he knows when you're awake.

12This Cat Just Wants To Be An Angel

He's just trying to get to the top of the tree, because he heard that that's where the angel goes. He's not a bad cat, he's simply going where he belongs.

Ad failed to load

13Sometimes, The Holidays Can Be A Lot To Handle

The struggle is real. We totally can feel overwhelmed during the holiday season, just like this cat who's stuck AF in the tree. You know, same. We feel you, cat.

14I Heard This Is Where The Presents Go

Isn't this where the gifts go? Isn't your cat the best gift you've ever received? Then, yes, this is where he belongs.

15Oh No, Did You Hear That Noise On The Roof?

The fear in this cat's eyes really tells it all. If you think about it, someone coming down your chimney and eating all of your cookies is pretty scary. I would hide out in the tree, too.

Ad failed to load

Must Reads

Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here & Your World Is About To Be Filled With Sunshine

If you've had enough of the sleepy and heavy feeling associated with Taurus season, prepare yourself for a replenishing rush of fresh energy. As of May 20, the sun has officially moved into Gemini, and the weight on your shoulders will finally start …
By Roya Backlund

13 Must-Have Experiences You Should Buy In Your 20s, Instead Of A New Couch

Life is one big experience. When you hit your 20s, though, you start getting pulled in the direction of your responsibilities. It isn't totally a bad thing, but you don't want to get so wrapped into adulting that you forget life's zest. Amazing exper…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

I Tried Kim Kardashian's Weird Beauty Obsession & I Can't Stop Taking Selfies

You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but …
By Stephanie Montes

Where You Should Vacation This Summer, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Summer is so much more than just sweating in 90 degree weather and enjoying a long, lazy break from school (if you're lucky enough to still be in school). It's a time for making exciting new plans, falling madly and hopelessly in love, opening your m…
By Roya Backlund

Wander or Bust: The Amalfi Coast May Just Be The Most Beautiful Thing You'll Ever See

Wander or Bust is an Elite Daily travel series that follows young women all over the globe to record their journeys as they experience the thrill of the far-flung and unknown. They'll track their budgets, where they stay, where they eat and drink, a…
By Kaylin Pound

6 Brutally Honest Phases Of Life After A Breakup, Because You Will Survive 

If you've ever been through a bad breakup, you know that the struggle is real. For the weeks (or possibly months, if it was a really bad one) that follow, life can be rough, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Don't believe me? Just l…
By Rachel Shatto

Here's How You Can Find Out What Your Aura Color Is

Do you remember that movie Almost Famous? More specifically, the scene where William is trying to have a phone call with his mom, but a clairvoyant Band-Aid keeps shouting "Your aura is purple!" in his face? Well, that was the first time I had ever h…
By Roya Backlund

9 Women In Their 20s Reflect On The Advice They Wish They Had At Graduation

Graduating college can feel seriously scary. You've spent your entire life in school, working and preparing for the moment you enter the real world, but what happens when you get there? What if things don't go totally according to plan? You may have …
By Brittney Morgan

3 Early Signs You Are Going To Have Undeniable Chemistry With Your Crush

I don't know if there's anything better than the excitement of having a new crush — especially when that feeling's reciprocated. The butterflies that rush through your stomach as soon as they enter a room. The electricity that zips through your veins…
By Genevieve Wheeler

A Dentist Reveals The Best Times To Brush Your Teeth & It's Actually So Surprising

Do you brush your teeth twice a day? If you do, you're already way ahead of me, since I usually forget about brushing my teeth before bed at least three out of seven days of the week. I'm so bad about remembering to brush my teeth before bed, that I'…
By Caroline Burke

Emoji Pool Floats Are Here To Match Every Mood You’re In This Summer

Searching for the perfect poolside accessory to lounge around in this summer? This year’s hottest warm weather water trend isn’t a big floppy hat or designer sunglasses — it’s an emoji pool float. That’s right: Your favorite little digital expression…
By Rachel Murphy

Here's How Your Mood & Your Favorite Music Are Secretly Connected, According To Science

If you're someone who's likely to be found with ear buds in her ears at all times, you might not realize just how often you listen to music, or the ways in which it's really affecting you. From your morning commute to the tunes you blast while you co…
By Caroline Burke

This Is How Long It Takes For A Partner To Really Trust You, According To Experts

Trust is easily one of the most important parts of a healthy relationship, but typically, it's not something that's fully there from the start because it takes some time to build. How long it takes for a partner to trust you is a question that doesn'…
By Tayi Sanusi

7 Things You Forgot To Thank Your High School Friends For & Should ASAP

Friends are a dime a dozen, but a solid, genuine group of girlfriends can be difficult to come by. When you find your tribe, you need to stick with them until the end. For some lucky people, your high school friends have been your besties since day o…
By Rachel Chapman

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week, So Bask In The Glory

It's officially the second week of May, and the warmth of spring has finally arrived. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the bright weather is allowing everyone to finally break out their favorite pair of shorts. If you think the gorgeou…
By Roya Backlund

7 Men Reveal What Attracted Them To Their Last Crush & They'll Make You Swoon

He reminded me of Nate Archibald from Gossip Girl. That's legitimately what I found appealing about my most recent crush. Sorry, but it doesn't get any deeper than that. In other instances though, when I'm not trying to live out my lustful, adolescen…
By Sydnee Lyons

A Relationship Expert Reveals His Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide

"Long-distance relationships are extremely relaxing and easy to navigate," said no one in a long-distance relationship ever. Whether you are bicoastal babes or a quick two-hour train ride apart, distance makes the heart grow fonder, but it also makes…
By Kimmy Foskett

How To Start Reading Tarot When You Have No Clue Where To Begin

I've been practicing tarot almost daily as part of my self-care routine for years. My favorite part of the day is putting on a face mask, pouring myself a blushing mimosa or some coffee, busting out a few crystals, and sitting down to spend a little …
By Minerva Siegel

7 Questions You Should Be Able To Answer About Your Life By The Time You Hit 30

Nobody has all of the answers in life, but you're probably pretty proud of yourself for how far you've come. Somewhere along the way, some of us got the hang of adulting and began to appreciate the unexpected things that come with being 20-something.…
By Marisa Casciano