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m4816k
01-10-2009, 03:11 PM
Do you like them, if so, how do you use them? Why do (or don't) you like them?

m4816k
01-10-2009, 03:17 PM
I like them a lot. I also like white ones, but there has to be a lot of them, and since I don't have the patience (nor good will) to place dozens of packages on my tree (or in my yard), I prefer the look of fewer large lights, but multicolored ones. They just seem festive and cheerful to me, while I like to see whites outside of home, in goverment buildings or other more formal places.

alekona87
01-10-2009, 09:29 PM
I like the multi-colored lights because that's what we always had when I was a child. The 16 function ones are fun!

tlazer
01-10-2009, 10:21 PM
I like the multi colored.I also have the 16 function.
My daughter one year said Mom put white (clear)lights on I liked that too.so what I would do is put the white lights in the middle the colored on the outside.the result is great!Gives it a 3D look to it.Try it you might like it.

ladyice
01-13-2009, 01:33 AM
I love multi colored lights, all my trees, doors, archways and outdoors have them...

theedwin
01-13-2009, 07:05 AM
I really see multi colored lights as the way of the futre.

The white lights were fun for a while, but styles change and I think the style has changed!

While White is nice, color just seems to be more fun.

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onemagicalchristmas
01-14-2009, 12:07 AM
all I have ever used was the colored lights. even growing up we had the colored lights. I have never used white lights on a tree before. I would have to try the white lights to give an honest answer!

m4816k
01-14-2009, 07:53 AM
Wow, I expected answers to be more versatile, especially since I don't see people using multicolored lights much these days, especially on trees. Since I live with my parents I have to combine all our tastes when decorating the tree. And since they like it simple and elegant (read: boooooring) and I like all the colors of the rainbow, I give them their 2 or 3 color combination, but place multicolor lights along with the white ones, for myself. They never mind. The only mistake was that I didn't buy rice lights this Christmas (will do next time) so colors of bulbs were visible even when the lights were off, but there weren't many of them at least. I do like white lights too, but as I said I only like it when there are tons of them on the tree and I'm too lazy to do that myself. I also like twinkling whites outside, but I'm not too crazy about twinkling colored lights cause that seems more "Viva Las Vegas" than "Silent Night" to me:kinky elf:

Mistletoe
02-21-2009, 07:52 PM
I prefer the colored ones- reminds me more of holiday fun. But I have a terrible time with them on the outside bushes (they're big). I don't know if they're just making really cheap product or if there's something wrong electrically with the house, but I'd get them all up and plug them in and half the strand of several of them would be out. It would take me hours just to get the bushes looking ok and I don't know how many trips to the store during it, to get extras. And then during the season, I'd see more out. Very frustrating. I can very much relate to the part in the song "The 12 Pains of Christmas" bringing up the lights.... :sleeping: (<---- that's not me yawning, it's me blowing off steam lol) So, this last year, I took a break from that and put white lights on the bushes and alternating colored lights in the candles in the windows (usually I have colored on the bushes and white in the candles). I prefer the colored on the bushes, but I just couldn't face it this year. It's peculiar that the white lights don't have the problem of half the strand going out.

PumpkinJack81
02-22-2009, 02:59 AM
While we only tend to use colored lights on our live tree in the living room, I don't mind them at all on other people's homes or trees. We just use white lights with a little red and green outside and keep the multi-colored lights on our tree inside.

Mistletoe
02-22-2009, 01:57 PM
The benefit of having white lights up outside, is that I can keep them lit longer- they're more "winter" festive than just "Christmas".

charminggiftstore
02-25-2009, 02:12 PM
I prefer white lights. I think they are so beautiful. They kinda fit in with the whole Christmas theme-- Jesus (purity), snow, etc.



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Donna-50
03-25-2009, 02:00 PM
I like multicolored lights and have used them on my FR tree except for this year as I got a new prelit and only came with white lights. My kids were disappointed as they love the multi. I still decorate outside with the multi. This year I only put lights around the front door tho.

CandyKara
09-03-2009, 06:45 PM
multicoloured lights fit better with my candyland theme, it gives my yard more colour than just red, green and white while still looking like christmas!:christmastree:

Kittyskyfish
09-08-2009, 03:09 PM
I really do prefer multi-color lights because it just seems HAPPIER. But a problem they have is that multi's tend to not throw as much light as white lights. I need a tree that throws so much light I can read a book by it.

A solution I came up with is a 2-stage approach. First, wrap the trunk with a long strand of multi-color C-9s for internal glow. Second, hang beaucoup multis by wrapping and weaving strands along each branch. If the tree is pre-lit - add MORE. :)

Normally, people who see my trees say two things.


"That is the most amazing tree I've ever seen!"
and
"You are INSANE."

dougahearn
09-08-2009, 05:18 PM
Love the multi-colored lights and so do my kids. I forget exactly how many I use, but its alot.

devoy26
10-07-2009, 03:17 PM
i love multicoloured lights the more the merrier. i love finding new places to put them . i even found small sets of battery operated lights that you can put around mirrors and pictures. cant wait for christmas.:dizzy:

ANGWife
10-07-2009, 03:43 PM
I love multis on the tree. But we use white outside.

Smokyturtle
10-09-2009, 09:59 PM
Never Never Never put plain colors on my tree or on my house, or in my yard. Icicles fine and dandy if they are white or maybe even the faceted kind that give the rainbow effect...but everything else MUST be color...no themes for me...more color the happier I will be:christmastree::yahoo:

steph535
10-09-2009, 10:28 PM
I have mixed feelings about it. I like both, although I have been using just clear lights for the past 5 years or so. Or I sometimes put on mostly clear, and then maybe 2 or 3 strings of multi. There is just something, oh I don't know, I can't even describe it, about having just white lights that you don't get from multi. Then again, when I was a child, we had mostly multi (my dad would put white lights around the trunk) and when someone suggested all white lights back then, I thought ugh, how boring, are they nuts?? multi lights on a tree are so beautiful. So, I like all multi, all clear, and/or a mix of the two. And because of this, I never took part in the poll because none of the options fit me.

Ellie
10-11-2009, 05:39 AM
I do like multi-color lights, but have also noticed they don't give off enough light. Since I am always changing themes, I have white lights on all my trees and I add some strings of single colored lights (like gold to one tree, red to another) to add more interest. Adds some variety, too

olga
10-11-2009, 06:24 AM
I do like multi-color lights, but have also noticed they don't give off enough light. Since I am always changing themes, I have white lights on all my trees and I add some strings of single colored lights (like gold to one tree, red to another) to add more interest. Adds some variety, too

You re right about that, I always use hundreds of multi in order to give enough light, but, I dont know, I just couldnt imagine my tree without them, they make tree seem so...magical..

:tree1:

kimmy
10-11-2009, 06:48 AM
I do like multi-color lights, but have also noticed they don't give off enough light. Since I am always changing themes, I have white lights on all my trees and I add some strings of single colored lights (like gold to one tree, red to another) to add more interest. Adds some variety, too

i totally agree with them not giving off enough light so i use white lights on my indoor trees and multicolor on the outside trees

olga
10-11-2009, 06:50 AM
i totally agree with them not giving off enough light so i use white lights on my indoor trees and multicolor on the outside trees

Really, how many trees do you have??

:elf1:

kimmy
10-11-2009, 06:59 AM
i have three indoors, one in the main room, and my kids have one each in their rooms, and we have 6 outdoors :yahoo:

olga
10-11-2009, 06:59 AM
i have three indoors, one in the main room, and my kids have one each in their rooms, and we have 6 outdoors :yahoo:

I...I....I...I...I... have only one......

Elvira1986
10-11-2009, 07:02 AM
Most years I have white lights in the big tree and multicoloured lights in the windows and on the 2 little trees. This year I promised my boyfriend that we would go for the multi coloured lights on the trees.

Clip Art Guy
10-15-2009, 08:09 PM
I'm totally into a retro and vintage Christmas so the bigger the bulbs the better!

amymcdonald_xx
10-16-2009, 10:17 AM
we have lights that have different setting so you can decide if you want them to flash or still xx i think they are fabulous and brighten up the tree :D :presents3:

Shanniclause
10-16-2009, 11:24 AM
Im a sucker for the big colorful bulbs!

SnowAngel
10-16-2009, 04:45 PM
There's something traditional about white lights that I really like. Multi-colored lights remind of carnival. But I suppose if they are done in a tasteful way, that it would work.:home: