I wasnt in the room when it happened, but from what I'm told, the cat jumped up onto the coffee table where a candle was burning. Mike told Blake to smack her to get her down, but instead, he pushed her, taking the table runner with her.
Those two pictures just don't do the mess justice. There were bigger blobs. I did not get a photo of the table runner. It had a fairly good coating of apple cinnamon wax as well. As you can see, the gingerbread house also shared in the damage.
But, an iron, a half a roll of paper towels and several hours later, the runner is clean and the rug looks better. I think it will still need to be replaced since the wax left pink spots, but at least for now it looks OK.