After the alarming mishap experienced by Claudia Winkleman and her family, this month’s tip has to be to keep anything inflammable away from any naked flame, and vice versa.  So many Christmas decorations and fancy-dress items are made of paper and other material that burns easily.  It is hard to see how to avoid such things.  Remember that alcohol also burns, so try not to spill your drink onto a flame.   Perhaps using only make-believe candles is the answer.  Whatever you opt for, have fun but be safe.