Over 6000 people will end up in hospital on Christmas day.
A sobering thought Christmas trees account for more that 1000 injuries a year.
During the 12 days of Christmas more than 80, 000 people will visit accident & emergency.  
Lights bring seasonal misery to 350 people
British hospitals reported several broken arms last year after cracker pulling accidents.
Some sad facts: People are 50% more likely to die in a house fire over Christmas than at any other time of year. 31 Brits have died since 1996 watering their Christmass tree while the Christmas lights were plugged in. Incidents of domestic violence are reported to go up as much as a third on Christmas day.
Francisco Loriano put his $11,750,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates in jeopardy when he broke his arm trying to startle his kids on Christmas day!  
On average 1 in 10 people burn themselves setting fire to Christmas puddings.
More sad facts: Hospital admissions for alcohol related accidents and injuries go through the roof as people drink 41% more in December than the monthly average. On average 30 people die from food poisoning in the UK each Christmas, the main suspect being turkey preparations.
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