The Christmas holiday is supposed to be a joyful time that is spent with family and friends. However, the holiday sends about 15,000 people to the emergency room each year. Some people have accidents while they are on ladders and hanging lights while others get burned when they take the ham or turkey out of the oven. There are several types of incidents that are seen on Christmas in emergency rooms across the country and in doctor’s offices over the days after the holiday.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission examines the number of accidents that occur throughout the year at certain times, estimating that Christmas sees more injuries and incidents than at other times in the year with 15,000 people seeking some kind of treatment. Aside from physical injuries, there are also people who seek mental health assistance. Christmas day isn’t the only time when accidents are seen. The holiday season includes the end of November to the end of December with most accidents involving holiday-related theme. Another aspect of the holiday season is that Christmas tree farms that are left with dry trees that no one buys tend to result in numerous fires across the country, sending people to hospitals, resulting in at least a dozen deaths and costing millions of dollars in lost revenue.