Cats can be and are eaten in Vietnam; they're often listed on the menu as "baby tiger".
Remember the excitement of Christmas Eve and Christmas morning when you were a youngster?
"Because I said so!"
But, in 1987, an editorial Column in the Stanford Daily said "The Tree" was lame.
By the way, there's one story that says the iconic "Ch-ch-ch-Chia" commercial was created during an alcohol-infused brainstorming session.