In addition to that article there are many places online to seek out fire safety tips and checklists. For example, the National Fire Protection Association has "Project Holiday" on its website. The site features full-size color posters for download addressing candle and cooking safety (most home fires in the United States are the result of unattended cooking) and videos addressing those topics and Christmas tree safety.
Our traditions are important. A little time spent on safety when practicing those traditions at the home or office can insure those traditions do not become tragedies.