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  3. Tis' the season to be jolly? Over the 12 days of Christmas, 80,000 Britons will end up in hospital, and 130 will die. According to RoSPA, the cosy home Christmas is, in reality, a house of horrors.

  4. As we dream by the fire? Open fires are responsible for a catalogue of injuries, and candles, a now popular gift, are even more dangerous

  5. DO: Empty hot hearth ashes in to a metal bucket and leave to cool Provide plenty of ashtrays at parties Extinguish candles at bedtimes Switch off fairy lights when leaving the house or going to bed Fit a smoke alarm, and test it regularly

  6. DON’T: Put decorations on/near an open fire Burn wrapping paper in the fire Put candles near curtains, decorations etc Put candles on the Christmas tree

  7. Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree! Around 34% of accidents are linked to trees, ranging from a poke in the eye to cuts and bruises from amateur attempts to lop off branches

  8. DO: Take care getting decorations down from the loft Secure your tree so that it doesn’t tip or fall Check fairy lights, and switch off when unattended Try to use plastic baubles instead of glass ones

  9. Don’t: Use indoor lights/equipment outside Use chairs/stools etc to balance on when hanging decorations Use candles to decorate your tree Use faulty fairy lights

  10. On the feast of Stephen..... Cooking dinner can be dangerous too…..

  11. DO: Keep children out of the kitchen as much as possible Take care when using sharp knives A lot of the preparation the night before to avoid rushing Remember your manual handling techniques Clean up spills straight away

  12. DON’T Drink too much whilst cooking lift things that are too heavy for you Leave boiling pans unattended Light the pudding until you have finished pouring the brandy, it can cause flashback

  13. Remember a heavy bird can cause back injury

  14. Bring me flesh and bring me wine........ Drinking is another major hazard at Christmas. Every year small children suffer from alcohol poisoning after drinking dregs left by adults. Half of adults admitted to hospital with head injuries are drunk Half of the pedestrians killed in road crashes have been over the drink drive limit Alcohol is increasingly associated with violence

  15. 12 facts of christmas..... 3 Brits die each year after testing 9V batteries on their tongue 142 Brits were injured in 1999 by not removing all the pins from a new shirt 58 people are injured each year from using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers 31 Brits have died since 1996, by watering their Christmas trees with the lights still plugged in

  16. 12 facts of christmas..... 19 Brits have died in the last 3 years, believing that Christmas decorations were chocolate British Hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker pulling incidents 101 people since 1999 have had broken plastic parts of toys pulled from the soles of their feet 18 Brits sustained serious burns during 2000, by trying on new jumpers with lit cigarettes in their mouth

  17. 12 facts of christmas..... Manual handling your turkey incorrectly can cause a condition know as turkey lifters back A massive 543 people were admitted to A&E in the last 2 years after opening beer bottles with their teeth Last year, 5 Brits were injured in accidents involving out of control scalextric cars and finally………………...

  18. 8 people cracked their skulls last year whilst being sick in the toilet!!!

  19. We wish you a Merry Christmas! So lets see, this Christmas should be safe, fun and enjoyable, so long as you stick to the following guidelines: Don’t put up decorations! Don’t drink! Don’t smoke! Don’t cook dinner! Watch the kids with that new Scalextric!!!!!

  20. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year