So, when the cat climbs the Christmas tree, what does my family do? We take advantage of the photo opp until the cat is so thoroughly embarrassed by her predicament that she pleads for extraction.
Alas, we must now retire the old tree. Last year, she was a mere kitten and nested comfortably on that spot. But at 12 pounds, she has broken the hinge on those branches. Next year — new tree!
BTW, the Ssscat automated cat repellent works extremely well, but Mischief is smarter than a can of compressed air. She avoided triggering the spray’s motion detector by taking the high route over the couch and launching herself into the tree from atop a box.