Many times the holidays turn tragic as people in an effort to celebrate decorate their homes with lights and other holiday traditions.  Decorations need to be properly inspected.  You need to be careful about overloading circuits.  Trees needed to be constantly monitored, as they can quickly become dried out when brought indoors and turn to raging balls of fire with even the slightest spark or hot bulb from a string of lights.  Please take the time this holiday season to be careful with your holiday lighting and decorations.