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Christmas-loving dogs refuse to let man throw out tree

These dogs really loved their Christmas tree.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Published Jan 15, 2018   Updated May 22, 2021, 4:40 am CDT

When Erin Sharkey Graham asked her husband David to throw out their Christmas tree, she didn’t know that, in addition to getting some floor space back, she’d also be getting a free comedy show.

It seems the family’s two dogs, which appear to be a couple of rowdy German Shepherds, wanted to keep the holidays alive a bit longer and did their best to prevent the tree from being thrown over the fence.


As if the tree wasn’t enough to wrestle by itself, the dogs’ stubborn refusal makes it nearly impossible to wrangle the cumbersome conifer. The poor man ends up falling to the ground more than once and having the tree fall on top of him.

Luckily his loving wife knew that instead of going to save him, she should pick up a camera, record the scene, and post it to Facebook. Turns our her instincts were correct, as the video already has over 26 million views.

On behalf a highly amused Internet: Thank you, Mrs. Graham, we really appreciate it.

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*First Published: Jan 15, 2018, 5:02 pm CST