For anyone that has ever woken up on Christmas morning hoping to discover Father Christmas has visited only to find their presents - and the Christmas tree they lay under - chewed to bits, it appears a festive solution has been found.
Well, for a tree that can withstand a mauling from your beloved cat or dog, that is. Your presents may require further protection.
Argos are stocking 'pet resistant' Christmas trees designed to ensure your furry family member doesn’t ruin the holidays.
Despite standing six feet tall, the branches of these 'half' trees are designed to be out of mauling range.
The first twigs begin at 93cm off the ground - and so baubles should remain out of reach for any inquisitive and destructive pets.
It also means that only half as many decorations are required… depending on how much you like to load up on the tinsel.
It's a perfect size and height.
One version is green and costs £40 while a 'snowy' alternative retails at £45.
It is described as being easy to build and is made from PVC.
The seasonal ornament is also said to be fire retardant and comes with a fibreglass stand.
It also seems to be a popular purchase with customers - with dozens of happy reviewers who have already sorted their tree for December 25th.
"I am really pleased with it and it will look great when lit up and decorated," said one person on the Argos website.
"It’s a perfect size and height but it’s still space saving without losing any of the effect," wrote another.
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