Animals Pets Cats vs. Christmas Trees: 5 Videos of the Annual Holiday Battle By Laura Moss Writer University of South Carolina Laura Moss is a journalist with more than 15 years of experience writing about science, nature, culture, and the environment. our editorial process Laura Moss Updated December 12, 2019 Christmas trees are just full of feline temptations. Rosana Prada [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Christmas trees combine several of cats' favorite things: heights, dangling objects and a challenge. Every holiday season, cat owners erect holidays trees in their homes with a bit of trepidation — and many questions on their minds. Will the tree still be standing tomorrow? Will Fluffy get tangled in the lights again this year? How many ornaments will be destroyed in the inevitable cat vs. tree battle? Watch some of our favorite festive feline videos, and see what it's like to celebrate Christmas with a cat. Oskar the blind cat This cat proves that just because you can't see a Christmas tree, doesn't mean you can't destroy it. Oskar was born without fully formed eyeballs and has been blind since birth. View from the top Sesshomaru nearly reaches his destination, the very top of the Christmas tree, but then things go ... timber! Help! I've climbed a tree and I can't get out. After getting tangled in wires, this cat learns the hard way that Christmas trees can be treacherous places. Score one for the tree. Kitty caught on tape Andy the kitty is a perfect angel when his owners are home. He naps under the Christmas tree and never so much as bats at an ornament — until his owners leave. That's when the fun begins. Big cats love Christmas trees too. Every year, more than 100 unwanted Christmas trees become victims of "enrichment activities" at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida. The sanctuary's lions, tigers and leopards love the scent of the pines — and they love to destroy them even more.