When Christmas Decoration is a Full-Contact Sport

A modest proposal for dealing with holiday-related injuries

In a recent New Yorker look at holiday-related decorating injuries, Ben Wellington, a professor at the Pratt Institute, warns that every year around 15,000 people check into the ER as a direct result of yuletide mishap. These seasonal blunders include everything from stepladder spills to string-light electrocutions to giant candy cane bludgeonings. There was also this one guy who apparently kept trying to eat his tree ornaments.

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