It's the time of year when homes are lined with bright lights and living rooms are filled with the smell of pine.
But it's also a time when more than 400 homes will be lost because of fires started by burning Christmas trees.
For many Central Texas families this is the time to turn everything red and green.
All to show holiday spirit.
And like many, Christmas decorating is something that's always been a tradition for the Jezeks.
"We do a lot of the lights, decorate the front porch with trees and lights and holly and I decorate along the fence line with wreaths," said Mary Jezek.
Unfortunately an unexpected glitch can turn your favorite time of year into your worst nightmare.
"Sixteen deaths, 25 injuries, and 13.1 million dollars of property damage every year," said Lacy Lakeview Fire Chief Patty Faulkner.
Faulkner said although many prefer a real Christmas tree, if not taken care of properly they can be dangerous.
"Make sure that you check your lights before you put them on there, make sure go through the whole strand and make sure there's no nicks no cuts nothing like that," said Faulkner.
Make sure your tree is at least three feet away from electrical outlets, fireplaces, and candles.
And don't forget to water it everyday.
The average house fire can reach temperature of 1000 to 1500 degrees, which is why it's so important to leave the fire fighting to the professionals.
"You can replace anything in your house, you cant replace you, you cant replace your family," said Faulkner.
And keeping her family happy and safe, is Mary's number one goal this holiday season.
"I just hope everybody enjoys the season and has a good time," said Jezek.