12/09/2012 09:34 am ET Updated Dec 09, 2012

10 Dangerous Things To Be Scared Of This Holiday Season

Although the holidays are meant to be a time to unwind and enjoy relaxing family activities, they've slowly become more closely associated with stress. In case the headache that is tracking down the perfect gift for everyone in your family doesn't already have you pulling your hair out, the authors of Encyclopedia Paranoiaca [Simon & Schuster, $25.00] have assembled a list of even more stressful holiday situations.

Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf's new book catalogs 400 pages' worth of surprisingly dangerous activities, including laughing while eating, kissing under mistletoe and flying on airplanes.

Check out these hazardous holiday happenings, and learn how to avoid them:

10 Things To Be Afraid Of This Holiday Season

From ENCYCLOPEDIA PARANOIACA by Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf. Copyright © 2012 by Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.