Marital Dispute! (funny, not important)

posted 2 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Christmas light fight!
    colored lights on tree, white lights on house : (44 votes)
    40 %
    white lights on tree, colored lights on house : (46 votes)
    41 %
    You guys need counseling *sarcasm* : (6 votes)
    5 %
    I'm all about that bass : (15 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 2
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Trade, every other year one of you gets the tree!

    Post # 3
    3637 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Have two trees! 😛

    Post # 4
    988 posts
    Busy bee

    It depends on the type of lights you want to use! I’m all about those big, colorful, oversized bulbs outside, but I’m not a fan of multi-colored icicle lights.

    It also depends on how you decorate your tree, though! If you’ve got a whole better homes & gardens, matching ornaments and pretty garland look going on, plain white light would look fantastic. If your ornament collection is like mine and is the accumulation of one ornament per year for your life, then your lights could be as colorful and ecclectic as the tree’s other decorations!

    Post # 5
    204 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted white lights on tree colored lights on house….but really you should have blue lights! I like ble lights the best. My grandmother used to have a white tree with blue lights and ornaments…it was amazing.


    Post # 6
    9859 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    howtobeawife:  I can’t pick…so I said you need counselling!  I would do white lights on the tree, colours on the house and get the little reflector thingys for the lights on the tree so they’re white but still colourful!

    I do like the elegant fancy white light trees but it’s not what i grew up with and it’s not what DH grew up with either so our tree is a weird mishmash of everything which is how we like it. 

    I would say colour outside, white on the tree if I HAD to choose.

    Post # 7
    413 posts
    Helper bee

    See,I don’t think white lights belong on the tree! Boring! But that’s just me, what do I know?!

    Post # 8
    2414 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    White (or all one colour outside) and colourful on the tree.  I remember my first year living alone.  I was going to have a gorgeous tree, all coodinating ornaments and ribbon.  I did.  And it was beautiful.  And I hated it!  I missed the mismatched collection of ornaments that came from all over the world, given to me as gifts, the ones with special memories.  So the next year I went back to a free-for-all tree and I love it.  

    We’re moving into our new house before Christmas.  I want an understated look out front (nothing massive or inflatable.)  And the tree we currently have will be decorated as usual.  We’re getting another tree to have in the front area.  That one will be all colour coordinated and lovely.  

    Best of both worlds?  I also like the idea of switching every other year. 

    Post # 9
    1715 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I grew up with white lights on my tree and colorful lights outside, so that is what we will do 🙂 luckly FI doesn’t really care about Christmas and has given the holiday decisions to me, which I’m very happy about lol.

    I would definitely switch every year or just tell DH to suck up and do what you tell him 🙂

    Post # 10
    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

    OMG we totally have this SAME FIGHT every year!!!! We decided that we alternate years. One year I get what I want and the next he gets what he wants. 

    Post # 11
    4638 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Luckily both like white lights! And, live in a condo so no outside deocrating needed!

    Play a game for it.. Screw the every other year business. Winner gets their choice.

    Post # 12
    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    FI is Jewish, so I win on all Christmas-related decisions (not that he has any actual opinion), BUT when I was growing up we always had 2 trees for this exact reason! In our family room, we had the “family” tree with all our dorky, handmade ornaments and colored lights, and in our living room, my mom had this beautifully decorated tree with white lights. A win/win for everyone!

    Post # 13
    1244 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Personally, I like my tree to have colorful lights and the outside of the house could go either way. 

    Post # 14
    2246 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    White lights on tree & can be decorated colorfully with ornaments 😉

    Post # 15
    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think my DH would have liked colored lights, but our house and tree is white lights because I bought it all before he came along MUAHAHA.  Maybe we will have to recompromise when the tree breaks, but for now, I win.

    Personally, I would rock paper sisers it for this year and then get lights that work both in and out doors and switch every year.  🙂

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