10% of Us Have Injured Ourselves Setting Up a Christmas Tree

When i saw this stat, i had a gut feeling that BOOZE had something to do with it.  Turns out that instinct was correct . . .

A new survey found 10% of Americans have injured themselves while setting up a Christmas tree.  And it’s partly because a lot of us do it DRUNK.

18% said they’ve set their tree up or decorated it while intoxicated.  So just under one in five people.  (The same survey last year found 20% of us have injured ourselves, but the pandemic may have skewed the numbers somehow.  In 2019, it was 9%.)


Here are a few more stats on Christmas tree hazards . . .

1.  Younger adults are more likely to say they’ve hurt themselves setting up their tree.  22% of Gen Zers said yes, compared to 12% of Millennials . . . 5% of Gen Xers . . . and 3% of Baby Boomers.

2.  Men are almost twice as likely to admit they’ve set up a tree while drunk.  25% of men and 13% of women have.

3.  72% of pet owners say their pets have knocked their tree down or ripped off ornaments before.

4.  68% of us have left our tree lights on overnight, which can be a fire hazard, especially if they’re old.  5% of people who set up a tree this year have lights that are over 10 years old.  Another 11% don’t know how old their lights are. 

Have a happy and SAFE Christmas – Tejay


Tejay Schwartz

Morning Drive Jock at GM Broadcasting / 102.5 The Vault. -- I was born in Denmark and moved to the US with my family when I was 3. I grew up in Upstate NY and have lived here since. I graduated from JC High school and Sullivan County Community. I'm working The 102.5 The Vault Morning Show as well as traffic (scheduling commercials).