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Christmas Tree Lights... White or Colored????


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#61 sweettooth65  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 30, 2007 - 9:09 am

Both! My dad always used multi-colored lights,mixed with white twinkle lights, on our tree.And I still do it today,and always will.It is a family tradition.

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Posted Sep 30, 2007 - 9:19 am

Always colored lights, have a tree now with the lights already on it, so no changing them. I have done a second tree before and put all white lights on it.

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Posted Sep 30, 2007 - 10:04 am

I like white. Someone else posted below that "white is grown up." I think that says it best. I think (remember, this is just MY OPINION) that colored lights are more for kids. Around here, all of the ritzy neighborhoods use white ONLY. And, I think it is classy looking. It also matters HOW you put them up. Nothing bugs me more than someone who just "throws" a string of lights into an outdoor tree!!! AAGGHH!!! You HAVE TO go the extra length and "wind" the string of lights AROUND the tree!!! Please!!
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Posted Sep 30, 2007 - 10:51 am

Speaking of lights, I have a great tip for putting lights on trees..... Instead of running them around and around the tree, put them on up and down. They look exactly the same and it's so much easier to put them on and take them off the tree. Also, if you have a strand that goes out, you can stand in one place to replace it instead of having to walk around and around the tree.

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Posted Sep 30, 2007 - 12:56 pm

Last year I did several strands of white and several strands of purple.

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Posted Oct 3, 2007 - 7:51 am

I have one tree with colored and one tree with white. One is in the living room and the other in the family room.

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Posted Oct 9, 2007 - 3:50 pm

I like both, we usually always have white but sometimes I would like to see colored at least one year lol.

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Posted Oct 9, 2007 - 4:24 pm

Colored all the way... && they have to be multi colored. I have a tree in every room as well. I have a ceramic one for the kitchen table, A small 2ft one in our room and a 3 foot one in the boys room. I bought one this year that has a train run through it and will put that in the center of my village. Outside I do colored all over!!

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Posted Oct 9, 2007 - 10:13 pm

Definately colored here. Although I so use white lights as accent lights around the house. But color rules the tree. We might have white snowflake lights for the house- I bought a bunch last year on clearance, just can't remember what color they are. lol
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Posted Oct 10, 2007 - 5:18 am

I like the white lights.:D

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Posted Oct 10, 2007 - 6:20 am

I prefer white because that is what my Mom always used (She has since passed away), but DH likes colored so there is always a disagreement there.

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Posted Oct 10, 2007 - 10:56 am

We use white lights on all of our Chrisstmas trees, but we use multicolor lights on the outside of the house and the yard.

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Posted Oct 16, 2007 - 7:41 am

In my family room I use multicolored and in the living room and dining room I use white. I have a small tree in the hall bathroom that I use pink lights and purple ornaments.

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Posted Oct 16, 2007 - 8:17 am

White...I love white lights on a tree..and I like solid colors outside..No multi here

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Posted Oct 16, 2007 - 8:51 am

I like colored and white lights, but last year at Target's after Christmas sale I got the most beautiful white crystal ball ones that I am totally hooked.:)

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Posted Oct 16, 2007 - 4:14 pm

White on my tree now, but we always had multi colored on the tree when I was a kid. I think multi lights are just more kid Christmas and since I don't have any I still have white lights on my tree for now.

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Posted Oct 17, 2007 - 7:17 am

I like either white, or colored, NEVER multicolored. But I do have a soft spot for the ginormous multicolored lights that EVERYONE had when I was a kid in the seventies. It was a big deal to decorate outside then. We were the only family for blocks around that did it and it made us feel special! hehe
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Posted Oct 18, 2007 - 6:34 pm

We solved our great "White vs Multi Colored" debate last year. Hubby likes the colored lights, I like white. For many years we had only white lights since I was the one decorating the tree. Well last year we bought one of those prelit trees that has both white and colored lights on it. So you can have one or the other or both! Now everyone is happy!

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 6:14 am

I do both white and multi I'm with the 1st post I will probally never have a "grown up" tree.

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 6:16 am

white lights for me

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 6:17 am

good trick butting the lights up and down must try that :)

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 7:49 am

We put colored lights on our tree.

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 9:38 pm

i'm ultra snooty about my living room tree - i have white lights, different sized red and gold bulbs and a fancy gold satin tree skirt - it looks like a magazine tree and i'm happily obsessed with making it look that way every year ;-) in our family room i have a fake tree where i put all the novelty ornaments - last year i bought a bunch of gold and blue ornaments at 90% off though so i'm using white and blue and yellow lights and having a WVU tree :-) (proud alumnus)

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 2:18 pm

I have hundreds of multi colored lights and then wonderful bubble lights. When I was a child my favorite Aunt had bubble lights on her tree. I always knew when I had a tree of my own it would have bubble lights too.

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 3:03 pm

The lights have to be bright multi colored and must be able to twinkle IMHO white is too boring and sad looking

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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 8:28 pm

White lights. I guess you could call this one our grown up tree. I am also obsessed with making it look perfect. we have another tree in our sunroom that we let the kids do their thing on, usually with colored lights and all their homemade ornaments. It also looks really nice and lets us showcase their beautiful artwork!

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 10:25 am

I prefer the white. I was so disappointed when I bought an artificial tree that had certain lights on the box, but came out all different colors--including PINK!!! Thing is, I didn't know it until I completely set it up. Should've taken it all down and returned... A pink and white tree would be neat, but not pink along with red, green, blue... It was a clown tree, and I'm not looking forward to it this year. I might see if I can figure out how hard it would be to detach them and completely replace. Thing is, they have the lights in perfectly measured out sections to fit the tree. Not sure I could duplicate. We'll see.
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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 1:25 pm

white here

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 4:39 pm

It depends on my mood the day I put up the tree. I used to do every other year colored or white, but now that I have kids, I've had Colored every year for the last 5 years. See, before I had kids, I had bought a "theme" of the sun, moon, and stars, and everything was blue and gold, and the white lights were a must. I overall prefer colored lights, but since I spent a small fortune on the themed tree, I put that up every other year. I can't really forsee using the themed tree anymore, unless someday, I have a bigger house and am crazy enough to do TWO TREES!!!!!! Oy-yoy-yoy! So to answer the question...I prefer colored! ;)

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 4:40 pm

I prefer the white. I was so disappointed when I bought an artificial tree that had certain lights on the box, but came out all different colors--including PINK!!! Thing is, I didn't know it until I completely set it up. Should've taken it all down and returned... A pink and white tree would be neat, but not pink along with red, green, blue... It was a clown tree, and I'm not looking forward to it this year. I might see if I can figure out how hard it would be to detach them and completely replace. Thing is, they have the lights in perfectly measured out sections to fit the tree. Not sure I could duplicate. We'll see.


PINK? That is odd.:confused:




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