There's nothing wrong with decking your halls, but make sure to decorate high out of pet's reach! In a home with furry family members, don't hang candy canes, popcorn, berries, or other food items on your tree, and save those nuts and candies (especially chocolates) in the cabinets. While you're busy cooking up dinner, or sipping eggnog, pets could be up on the table devouring your sitting out snacks!

Most animals have an amazing ability to find their ways onto and into things they shouldn't be messing with – remember, if they can smell when you're eating, they can likely sniff out food in presents, too. Make sure Santa comes right before it's gift-opening time so nosy pets don't get any extra time to scratch-and-sniff their gifts!