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#1 Old 12-06-2009, 02:22 PM
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i like white lights best.

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#2 Old 12-06-2009, 02:31 PM
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Definitely white. And I'd prefer if the tree decorating stopped there. I rather dislike most ornaments.

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White lights.

Live tree.



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#4 Old 12-06-2009, 02:33 PM
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My Yule tree always has white lights. I think it is a good base for however I decorate the tree each year.
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colored lights definately....and I love ornaments....they are special and have sooo many happy memories attached and we add a new one yearly.....I am against real trees.....I am allergic to pine and love my fake tree and my lil charlie brown tree.
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We use white lights, and we love collecting special ornaments from various places we have visited throughout our lives.
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Coloured lights are my favourite but white can look great too.

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I really like both, but my family has never owned white lights. We use the jumbo colored ones and ornaments from when my siblings and I were little. We also use colored lights on our house, but I have to say I prefer white lights for the outside of the house.
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Although I like both I bought white lights last year for my tree and like how much brighter they are compared to colored ones. My tree is tiny and pink so the white lights really bring out the color.
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Skylark, you don't mean to tell me you'd rather not have Farrah Fawcett hanging from your tree??

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It depends. I like white lights on a christmas tree, but colored lights in the windows are nice (in moderation)
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Skylark, you don't mean to tell me you'd rather not have Farrah Fawcett hanging from your tree??



I may have to share that with anyone who tries to argue with me that all ornaments are great.

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Colored lights!
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^^

That looks gorgeous.

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That looks gorgeous.



I agree. That's a creative use of colored lights. It's gorgeous and fun.
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Colored lights!



Am I the only one whose first thought was "OMG, they look like neon cheeseballs!"



Really? The ONLY one?



Fine, fine, I was leaving anyway...
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Am I the only one whose first thought was "OMG, they look like neon cheeseballs!"



Really? The ONLY one?



Fine, fine, I was leaving anyway...



Now that you mention it...
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My parents decorate their tree with blue and white lights with all glass ornaments. It's very pretty. Mine is a small artificial, came with white lights on it - I definitely prefer that to the colored.



I generally only like colored lights when it is all one color, as pictured above. The multi-colored strands don't look as nice to me.
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I was thinking more along the lines of aliens, but neon cheeseballs works, too.

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I totally only see neon cheeseballs now. And I would STILL have them in my yard.
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We have a colonial house - gray, black shutters, red front door - and we typically put up uber-traditional decorations (ribboned-boughs on the windows, garland around the front door, candles in the windows.)with strictly white lights. However, we have an old, very twisted and gnarly dogwood in the corner of the yard that we are going to decorate as wildly as possible this year. We have colored neon ropes, peppermint-shaped lights, and a long string of old colored lights. We're going to have a spot of pizazz in our yard!

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Poppy, that sounds awesome! Be sure to post a picture.

I have a combination of white and colored on my tree. I put in a few strands of white twinkles here and there because we like it when the tree twinkles.

Next year I want to have a retro tree and use big lights and old fashioned ornaments.
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My family has multi-color m&m lights that we put on our fake tree every year with lots of ornaments. After we're done decorating, you can barely even see the tree.
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I should add, while I'm all about white lights on a LIVE tree...



My mom has a *****in' set of chili pepper lights. Those rock.
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I like both on the tree but for outdoors it's got to be the big old fashioned colored ones.
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I've got my family all crazy mad because I joked about getting one of those white fake trees with white lights and decorating it with all black and silver for next Yule. Now that they got upset by the idea, it's growing on me. I think I just like to irritate them sometimes. Guess we never outgrow the rebellious streak.
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I've seen white tree decorated in black and silver, and it was beautiful. I say go for it!
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i like white lights best. but my mom came up with this idea a couple years ago and it's quite nice, we do it every year now. she got a string of red LED lights, we run them down the very center of the tree and then the white lights all over so that you see just a bit of the red sparkling through from behind the ornaments.

this year we found a new trick too thanks to martha stewart and it's fantastic. you see no cords just tons and tons of lights. we used 600 white lights plus the string of red down the middle. be careful of plugging too many strings together. the ones we used came in sets of 2 strings of 150 lights each and had a warning to not string more than 500 and something lights together. we use a power bar anyway for the tree so we did 2 strings per plug. when we did the top half we ran the string up the inside of the tree to where we needed it so there's not a big string sticking out of the middle of the tree to the power bar lol.

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Although I like both I bought white lights last year for my tree and like how much brighter they are compared to colored ones. My tree is tiny and pink so the white lights really bring out the color.



Your tree is pink??? Reminds me of Charlie Brown Christmas
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Your tree is pink??? Reminds me of Charlie Brown Christmas



I hadn't ever seen a pink tree until a few weeks ago. I was out shopping with The Man and I saw a PINK Christmas tree.



And I totally lost my mind.



He backed away several LARGE steps as I freaked out and took a half a dozen pictures on my iPhone while exclaiming loudly like some sort of escaped mental patient.



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