There's a lot to be thankful this holiday season, including the fact that your Christmas tree isn't likely to attack you.
The media department at Kilgore High School in Kilgore, Texas, decided to startle a little holiday spirit into staff and students with a simple prank.
Faculty posed beside a Christmas tree to record a holiday greeting. What they didn't know: a student was inside the tree, reading to growl and pounce.
Teacher Michelle Gilgan told the Longview News-Journal that student Rowdy Cayce, a junior, proposed the idea of him dressing up as a Christmas tree and scaring teachers and students.
"I was like, 'Heck yes! Let's do this,'" Gilgan said.
"He was amazing at it. We had set the tree up in my classroom about three days ahead of time so people were used to seeing it. It was just sitting on a tripod and a dolly in my classroom."
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When Cayce donned the tree costume, the fun began.
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