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Maybe a bit early, but what color Christmas lights should I use?

Old 11-06-04, 08:00 AM
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Maybe a bit early, but what color Christmas lights should I use?

I know it's a bit early here, but I figure if I buy now, this stuff will still be availible. I was wondering which way to go with Christmas lights this year... White or Multi-Colored. Seems like we have always used white, but on TV and stuff they seem to use Multi. Anybody have opinions on this? TIA
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I like the all white if your going to trim the house and windows, and the multi-colored for the tree.
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The all white is a more classic, and classy, look in my opinion. That is the way I would go.
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People seem to have a theme with trees now. Like all white with only red and gold ornaments, or all white with only blue and silver ornaments. One look that I like is purple lights with purple and white or silver ornaments. But my tree is prelit, so unless I can convince the dh to help me replace all the lights, I'm sticking with white. And I don't want to replace all the lights, so I'm pretty sure he wouldn't be up to that either.
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We always go for white. I never liked the look of colored lights.

When I was a kid, my stepmother used a different color every year. It always looked like shit. Although, I did kinda like the year she did everything in red, not realizing it made the house look like a brothel.
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I actually agree w/ Pharoh, except for the use of "classic" and "classy" in the same sentence - there's no need to be redundant.

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I think it depends on whether you will have snow where you live.

No snow = white

Snow = I'd go with blue
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Originally posted by David_M
I like the all white if your going to trim the house and windows, and the multi-colored for the tree.
This is exactly what I'm doing. Although I'm going to try to get solid colored for the trees if possible.
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Originally posted by Pharoh
The all white is a more classic, and classy, look in my opinion.
This is the exact reason I always put the multi-colored C-9 bulbs across the gutters of the house. Just to mess with the lame neighbors in suburbia, with their white icicle lights like sheep.



Sometimes I even swap a couple bulbs around, so two of the same color are next to each other.
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Originally posted by Y2K Falcon
This is the exact reason I always put the multi-colored C-9 bulbs across the gutters of the house. Just to mess with the lame neighbors in suburbia, with their white icicle lights like sheep.



Sometimes I even swap a couple bulbs around, so two of the same color are next to each other.
OMG! Us, too!

There are neighborhoods over here that are lit up every year in the same way - white icicle lights as far as the eye can see...barf.
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Originally posted by TomOpus
I think it depends on whether you will have snow where you live.

No snow = white

Snow = I'd go with blue
That is what I am doing. I cannot stand the look of the multi-color. IMO pick one solid color.
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Just an addition to my earlier post...

Pharoh, I am NOT saying (nor did I mean to imply) that you, or anyone who chooses to do things your way to make things "classy", etc., are all mindless sheep. This is just a personal preference/opinion decision.

I just find it breaks the monotony.

That side of Christmas is for the kids, and as a kid at heart, I prefer the multi-colored to bring a sense of warmth in what might otherwise be a brown (no snow here) bland season. It's also ironic to see icicle lights in a place that never has icicles. Besides the fact that I don't actually think that icicle lights LOOK like icicles, blowing in the wind and all.

I'm not classy, and I admit it.

* Goes to pull out all my "Sound and Lights" Star Wars and Star Trek Hallmark ornaments *
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I'd use multicolored because christmas is a garish holiday.

I'd only use white if I wanted to overdo it covering trees in the front yard.

I just don't like plain white bulbs. They're boring.
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multi colored lights look more festive, I think. Although all blue looks pretty next to the snow. I just think the white ones are too plain and boring.
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Originally posted by Y2K Falcon
Just an addition to my earlier post...

Pharoh, I am NOT saying (nor did I mean to imply) that you, or anyone who chooses to do things your way to make things "classy", etc., are all mindless sheep. This is just a personal preference/opinion decision.

I just find it breaks the monotony.

That side of Christmas is for the kids, and as a kid at heart, I prefer the multi-colored to bring a sense of warmth in what might otherwise be a brown (no snow here) bland season. It's also ironic to see icicle lights in a place that never has icicles. Besides the fact that I don't actually think that icicle lights LOOK like icicles, blowing in the wind and all.

I'm not classy, and I admit it.

* Goes to pull out all my "Sound and Lights" Star Wars and Star Trek Hallmark ornaments *




Don't worry, that's exactly how I interpreted it.





B.A.



Don't you have a diaper to change, or something?

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go multi color, so we can call you costanza187 and amazing technicolor dream house.
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I noticed the word "Classy", and white being more that...

However, has classy gone by the wayside when I have Scooby Doo, Disney, and Looney Tunes ornaments?
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Originally posted by mllefoo
I'd use multicolored because christmas is a garish holiday.

I'd only use white if I wanted to overdo it covering trees in the front yard.

I just don't like plain white bulbs. They're boring.
Christmas decorations aren't about class. It's about being tacky! Big plastic Santas and lots of different colored lights.

There are a couple houses near my parents that do all one color instead of white. Those are cool. For years and years one house did all red lights and the house across the street for them did all green. They put a lot of work into it though, especially the trees, winding the lights around each branch. They still do it but I think one of the houses switched to blue

White lights are for cities. A lot of places just keep white lights in the trees all year now.

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Whoa, we have 2 costanzas.
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Originally posted by costanza
go multi color, so we can call you costanza187 and amazing technicolor dream house.
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Originally posted by Pharoh
The all white is a more classic, and classy, look in my opinion. That is the way I would go.
That's Mrs. Pusser's take on the lights too.
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Originally posted by Lethal Nemesis
Whoa, we have 2 costanzas.
WHere you been?
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Which one is the real one?
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costanza187 p3ned me in the master of your domain contest. there was talk of a name change for the loser of that battle, but here i am still a costanza. at least i'm not a bandoman.
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All of them should be RED.

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