Better not pout, better not cry if homeowner's insurance covers holiday disasters


You probably wouldn't send a holiday card depicting the family dog biting the boss. Or one that shows a brand new flat screen falling out of the back of your truck.

While these scenes aren't ones you'd like to experience at the holidays, experts say it's wise to keep in mind that accidents (like these, as well as ones similar) do happen. Even at the most wonderful time of the year.

"Holidays mean more guests, more driving, and more new possessions than any other time of year. It's important to make sure all your presents, parties and travels don't fall outside your current coverage," said Tim Gaspar, president of Gaspar Insurance Services in Los Angeles.