In a scene straight out of Christmas Vacation, the dog takes matters into his own mouth, pulling down the tree as Aubrey screams... and it only gets more chaotic from there.
Animal squeals can be heard as the raccoon tumbles out of the tree, tangled in Christmas lights, right in front of the dog as the two begin to fight.
"I know it sounds bad... but both animals are relatively ok," Aubrey added in a caption afterward. "The dog had a few minor scratches, no bites."
Indeed it certainly didn't sound not bad, as the dog's howls can be clearly heard above the smashing glass and Aubrey's screams while she tries to jump up on furniture out of the way.
The trash panda then flees into the dining room before leaping onto the chandelier, where he holes up for the next hour.
"Five in the morning," Aubrey sighed in the next update, as she panned from the devastation in the living room to the stalemate in the dining room. "These are all the ornaments that made it.... there's my beautiful tree.... there's the raccoon... there's the dog."
It's not until 5:15 AM does the climactic battle take place, when a broom-wielding Aubrey, still in her bathrobe, manages to swat the raccoon down from the light fixture before finally chasing him out of the house.
"And that was my Thursday morning!" she concludes in the epilogue, updating that all involved were okay, and that the vet thought it was hilarious.
"Now that it's not right there in that moment, it does seem kind of funny," she admitted. "It's probably going to get funnier the further away from it I get... I hope you got a laugh!"