Use the buddy system while cooking in order to help with distractions.
Don't share travel plans or big purchases/gifts on social media.
Keep gifts away from windows and out of view from potential burglars.
If you'll be away from home for a few days, have your mail held, put lights on a timer, make sure your lawn looks kept, and ask a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on things.
Only carry your ID and credit card with you.
If you must carry a purse, use a crossbody bag that can hang in front of you.
Store gifts in the trunk of your car and make sure they're not visible through windows.
Stock up beforehand on staples you might need when stores are closed, like batteries, ice, medicine, spices, and paper towels.
Keep candles away from trees, decorations, curtains, and other flammable items.
Never leave lit candles unattended — always extinguish before going to sleep, leaving the room, or leaving the house.
Some holiday-specific plants can potentially cause harm to both humans and pets: Poinsettias, mistletoe, holly, amaryllis, lilies, daffodils, cyclamen, Jerusalem cherry, yew, boxwood, pyracantha, Christmas cactus, Christmas trees