They're months away, and I'm already stressed out about the holidays.
Two different relatives of mine have died of natural causes on Christmas Day.
You think my family's cursed?
If your family's cursed, Yael, then a heck of alot of other families may be too.
Research indicates that more people die of natural causes during the holiday season than any other time of the year.
Really? You think that has something to do with the harshness of winter in some places?
It probably does have something to do with certain side-effects of winter, such as increased respiratory problems and increased inhalation of airborne particulate matter from the more frequent use of fireplaces.
But that's not the whole story.
The study revealed a seasonal increase in deaths from natural causes over the winter, but also an additional increase in deaths from natural causes in the period December 25th to January 7th.