With people off to visit family and friends for the holidays, houses are being left unattended to.
Breaking & enterings do occur so be sure to lock your doors, keep lights on while you're gone and get a neighbour to watch your house for suspicious activity.
Living near major highways gives a higher risk of breaking and enterings. If snow has fallen recently, you can also be on the look out for tracks in the snow. Also, simply keeping your home locked will help reduce stress around the holidays.