How to Avoid Porch Pirates, Fires, Scams and More This Holiday Season

8 min readDec 7, 2023

The holidays are a joyous time. But they are also a time to watch out for dangers lurking beneath the holiday joy.

Here are the most common issues people face during December.


Christmas trees are a big source of fires during the holiday season.

This video is scary:

But keep these tips in mind as well:

Do not use electronic near water

Never sleep with electronics under your pillow

Do not throw wrapping paper into a fireplace

Keep batteries safely stored in their packaging they can be deadly if swallowed

Do not leave space heaters unattended when in use

Keep decorations at least 3 feet away from any open flame

Never play with fire

Do not run cords under carpets, rugs, furniture, or out of windows

Do not overload outlets

Sometimes less is more be careful not to over decorate

Always turn off decorations when you’re sleeping or leaving your home

Inspect all decorations and discard any that are damaged or worn

Keep your natural Christmas tree hydrated and water it daily





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