The holiday season is officially here which means there will be lots of decorating, cooking, baking, and online shopping. Plus, if you live somewhere like Kansas City, you may even be able to spend time sitting by the fire on a snowy day. But, it can be easy to overlook necessary safety precautions with all the excitement that comes from the seasonal festivities.

Let's take a look at what the experts had to say about the ways holiday celebrations can bring extra risk into your life – and tips for how to minimize the risk to keep your home and family safe.

Ultimate Holiday Home Safety Checklist