I have a timely question for you! Actually it is a series of questions. Here we go.
Do you prefer colored lights or white lights? (This is whether or not you yourself put any up.)
And because it seems that mixed marriages must lead to compromises: which kind do you in fact have, if any? If desired, include details such as large or small lights, LED or whatever the non-LED kind is called, flashing or twinkling or running or steady.
And which kind did you grow up with, if any?
And finally, WHY do you prefer what you prefer?---and I hope we can answer primarily by saying what we DO like about our preferred lights, rather than by saying what we DON'T like about our NON-preferred lights, to keep this from being an unfestive rumble. (But it may be NECESSARY to express a preference in terms of a non-preference, in which case perhaps it can be said with Holiday Lovingkindness rather than with Scoffing Scorn.)
I have long preferred colored lights (the steady non-LED kind), and I think it is partly because that's what I grew up with, and partly because I generally like things that are rainbow/sparkly.
BUT, recently my parents got a pre-lit tree with WHITE lights, and now I am torn. When I went tree-shopping, I preferred the white-light trees to the colored-light trees, because I felt like they looked so natural and starry and lovely. And when we go on our annual Christmas Light Drive, I find the VARIETY is my favorite part: first a house with all white lights everywhere; then a house with those 1970s-looking big-bulbed lights, the ones the size of nightlights (did you know you can use those bulbs as nightlight bulbs? green and blue and yellow are especially pretty); then a house with running lights; then a house with some of those big light structures. But that makes it kind of hard to decide what to have at my own house.
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