Here’s some tips to keep in mind when decorating for Christmas:
  1. Take the stockings and anything else that hangs in front of the fireplace opening off of the mantle before you have a fire
  2. Keep the tree 3′ from the fireplace opening
  3. Keep the presents 3′ away from the fireplace opening
  4. Use a spark screen when having a fire
  5. Don’t put a plastic Santa Claus, or anything else, on top of your chimney

Also, keep fire safety in mind after Christmas and don’t burn your tree, wreath, or wrapping paper.