When Christmastime comes around, you're probably feeling a little giddy from the spiked eggnog and overjoyed about the loot you've just scored from Santa.

Beware, sucker: That holiday happiness means you can easily be smacked with your defenses down. And what will have to ward off your attacker? Mistletoe? Nah. Fruitcake? Possibly. Candy Cane. Most definitely. As recent history has proven, that striped piece of sugar can be your key to survival.

Here, we give you tips on ways to defend yourself with a candy cane.