Christmas is a wonderful time of year with gifts given and received. However, many people like to think we still live in those halcyon days of old. Remember when you could leave the door unlocked, and the keys in the ignition, and after Christmas, you could put the trash out on the curb, including the boxes your new 50" flat screen TV came in? Well, maybe we didn't have flat screen TVs, but boxes the loot came in anyway.
Guess what, those days are over. DO NOT put those boxes on the curb, or anywhere else that might let someone see what you got. If you put them out there, you might as well put up a sign telling all burglars to come and get it!
Now that the shopping has been done, you might be returning things to the store. Yep, street survival 101, says don't keep packages in the car, keep them in the trunk. Also, don't keep anything in the car a thief might want to take. Leaving change in the console is also not a good idea. A crack addict sees that as something he can accumulate and finally by another rock. What does he care about your broken window and the $500.00 deductible? Keep the interior of your car extremely clean! Heeding this advice can save you a lot of misery.
Oh well, be safe and maybe you can have a . . . Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!