O'Christmas Tree, O'Christmas Tree…what color lights do you have?

posted 2 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: My halls are decked in
    Clear Lights : (94 votes)
    58 %
    Multicolored Lights : (53 votes)
    33 %
    Red Lights : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Green Lights : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Blue Lights : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    3 %
    bah humbug : (3 votes)
    2 %
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I really dislike multicolor lights! I love the clear lights that are a warm tone! 

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    1771 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Our pre-lit tree came with clear lights, which are my favorite, anyway, so that worked out nicely :)

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    3426 posts
    Sugar bee

    The lighting designer in me: cool white.  You’re poll: clear..  I only got the cool white instead of the warm white because they were cheap and suitable for outdoors (no tree, ours are on the balcony) and we wouldn’t have had any otherwise, it was impulsive!

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    4698 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The pre-done tree we found in FI’s new apartment closet came with multicolored lights.  It’s nice at night to have it as kind of a night light. I’ll miss it after New Year’s!

    My dad used to have this dissertation on christmas lights vs socioeconomic status in our area… big multicolored lights were lower income, small multicolored lights were lower middle, big clear/pale lights upper middle, small clear lights, upper class. 

    But I’m pretty sure he was just making shit up like he does, especially since my best friend had big chunky multicolored lights and I know her family made WAY more than mine haha. 

    Also… silly story, my grandmother (who my parents were living with to help take care of her, ungrateful and demanding as she was) was obsessed with getting Christmas juuuuust right every year, and one year demanded my dad go out and buy lights for the shrubbery outside the house (on his dime, no less.) He bought the cheapest thing available — blue lights in a netting pattern (easy to throw over bushes, he thought.) 

    He goes to all the trouble of putting them up and plugging them in and my grandmother goes outside to see the result of his work… and proceeds to yell at him for screwing it up because blue is “a jew color.” Whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean. (Just one of my many, many bigoted-grandmother tales.)

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    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Multicoloured :)

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    4070 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @Bebealways:  I have to say, I have ALWAYS thought of the blue lights being “Jewish” and multicolored or white being more Christmassy. My brain has just always made that association. Hah.

    My little pre-lit tree in my flat has white lights, and the big live tree I decorated at my parents’ is multicolored. I prefer multi!

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    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Multicoloured lights – our Christmas tree looks as if Christmas has vomited all over it

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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Multicoloured!  with a little BLING BLING Smile

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    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    White lights! Although I love them both and switch it up every year.

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    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We have multicolored lights…but I prefer clear lights. (Husband loves the mulitcolored, so I humor him) :)

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    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    This year we have a mix of clear, red and green, but in general I prefer all-white on the tree (but colored outside.)

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    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Blush.Champagne:  +1 :)

    ETA: Oddly enough, growing up, and with my ex and my old roommate, we always had multi lights. Now that I have my own tree, I much prefer warm white ones.

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