Seasonal Survival

Christmas Perils

Most people picture an idyllic Christmas morning scene: sipping eggnog around the decorated tree while opening gifts from Ma and Pa. Not to be too bah humbug about it, but what if you get sick from that eggnog? Or what if that beautiful tree is too close to the radiator and ignites? To help you dodge these and other hazards of the season, we've compiled some helpful tips. Remember, nobody is all holly and jolly in the emergency room.

- Rachel Saslow

Illustrations by Peter and Maria Hoey for The Washington Post

Editor: Delece Smith-Barrow Design & Development: Noel Smart - The Washington Post