This Cat Hates His Dumb Santa Hat, but Can't Get It Off

Few things spread holiday cheer quite like strapping miniature festive clothing to our pets and watching them wriggle and squirm until it falls off... right? Well, at least one such pet -- Murphy the tabby cat -- was clearly not feeling the Christmas spirit, when his owner fixed a tiny Santa hat to the back of his head. As seen in the resulting video shared by America's Funniest Home Videos, Murphy is hilariously unable to shake the damn thing off, no matter how much he twists and swats at it. Really, Murphy embodies the struggle we all face when it comes to the holidays.

"Murphy the orange tabby cat has unexpectedly been introduced to the Christmas spirit- and he just can't seem to shake it off.! No matter how fast or how many times he twists around, he just can't seem to get rid of the lovely feeling of the Christmas season."

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and wishes he had a cat, but would never put a goddam Santa hat on it. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.