Christmas is a holiday you can celebrate with your entire family, including your cats. Unfortunately, cats often look at the shiny lights, the bright colors, and the wavy appearance of decorations and think they’re a toy for them to play with.

That’s usually a recipe for destruction as your cat climbs all over your Christmas tree and knocks it over. One reason cats like Christmas trees so much is because the tree represents outdoor smells so it’s something new and fascinating for your cat to explore. That and your cat just likes being a jerk since in a while without becoming a politician to do it.

To learn why cats like Christmas trees, click here.