The new cat proofed Christmas tree

Must See 04/12/2018

A UK shop has released a twist on one of Christmas' most classic traditions, a Christmas tree that has no branches on the bottom.

In an effort to save people's Christmas trees from pesky pets and curious children, Argos UK's new product, the 'Parasol Christmas Tree' has branches starting one metre above the ground.

Their website described the tree as "a great alternative to the traditional tree".

"Keep your perfectly placed baubles, bows and bells out of reach of curious, crawling kids or your cats' playful paws," it said.

But while it seems like a practical solution, the internet is divided over how useful the tree really is.

People claimed one metre-high branches were still within easy reach of their cats.

"Any respectable cat could take this tree out", said one Twitter user.

"That's probably even worse. Cats like a challenge," said another.

And one was quick to point out the tree's cost, NZ$60, for half the product.

"Half the tree for double the money, what you think?"