Xmas Tree Style

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by exwhyzee, Nov 29, 2008.

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What's your Xmas Tree Style?

Poll closed Dec 25, 2008.
  1. White lights, uniform and simple is best!

    47.1%
  2. Colored bulbs, have some fun with your tree!

    26.5%
  3. White and colored lights, I like the mix and variety!

    20.6%
  4. No lights, my tree has no carbon footprint.

    5.9%
  1. exwhyzee

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    White lights? Colored lights, both? none?

    What's your Xmas Tree style?

    I like it all, colored and white...for the contrast.
     
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  2. got_lost

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    I have white lights.

    My old coloured ones go round the top of the cupboards in the kitchen, seeing as I spend so much time at Christmas in there.

    My balls are silver and purple :eek: :biggrin1: though I do have some 'personal' ornaments on there too. This year there's a new one - an NYC yellow cab! :smile:

    And I have a star on top of the tree, not a fairy.

    I never know what to do with my cards though - I don't have a mantle piece anymore! :redface:
     
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    The color lights gets my vote. Its what brings cheer to the dullness of the cold Winter nights.
     
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    A buddy of mine has two identical stainless steel x-mas trees from the 60s. They mount on stands that rotate the trees. He has one lit with a red floodlight and green ornaments, rotating clockwise, the other lit green with red ornaments, rotating counter-clockwise.

    They are extremely tacky looking and nothing could convey the shallowness of the holiday better :biggrin1:
     
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    All lights are LED (low energy consumption)

    Inside = red & green

    Outside = red, green & blue but each tree only has one color + a 48” wreath with white
     
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    I've been looking for a photograph to no avail, but I use white lights and silver and clear ornaments.
     
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    Both white and coloured.
     
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    You and my mom would get along great. :rolleyes: I find that pristine pure look of white and silver to be a little too antiseptic for me. Give me multicolored lights which blink and chase and ornaments in every color of the rainbow. Throw in some handmade stuff from my childhood or gift ornaments and I'm happy. I'm not crazy about themed matchy trees.

    Outside we do all green lights, the big old fashioned C9's. :smile:
     
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    I don't do Xmas trees. Just too much trouble putting up, and too much bother taking down. I just put up a 3D cardboard triangle with a tree printed on each side. When the holidays are over, bam, fold it up.
     
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    You know the more I read...I think your mother and I are the same person...I'll take a picture when I put it up this year!
     
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    I switch every year.. one year is white, one is colored - never together tho..
     
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    ITS EITHER OR PEOPLE...get with the program!
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    Ok... multi-color on the tree and clear outside. The colors play well with the green of the tree. The clear lights look clean and uniform against the house and shrubbery outside.
    :smile:
     
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    ...multicolors...numerous strings each set with slow random light patterns. We always went with real trees (except 05 - 06 when we weren't in our home). Prefer long needles. Tend to set some of the bulbs deep inside the branches rather than all of 'em sitting out on the edge. Gives nice ambiance when randomly blinking.
     
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    I used to buy a Canadian balsam every year until I happened on a pallet of $199.97 artificial trees at Wal-Mart the week after Christmas three years ago. I got one for $15.00.

    It has 400 clear lights but I addded 100 colored lights. I assemble it in the corner of the room and let the grandkids decorate it with my colored ornaments and keepsakes.

    Outside my sons put up multi-colored lights for me. I think they look more homey and warm than all white lights.
     
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    No lights on my tree :frown1: Its right next to the tv and reflects to much. Otherwise my tree is decorated in only silver and white.
     
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    I don't even bother with a tree any more. It's pointless.

    When I did though, it was a usually a cedar cut from the woods behind the house and had loads of colored lights including bubble lights and Star Trek light ornaments. All kinds of decorations went on. The only thing I didn't really like was tinsel. That stuff just gets everywhere. Garlands are OK though.
     
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    White lights, but the rest is very colorful with gold, purple, red, etc.
     
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    My husband 'Matt' and I have done a very traditional tree. All done in green and red. Im really happy with it. This is my first christmas tree in awhile.
     
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    my christmas tree has to be colorful or else it's not a tree! my lights MUST blink too! i like both the clear/white lights as well as the color lights. all the ornaments are colorful and different from one another. i have shiny bulbs that range from red to blue to gold and silver. i also kept the hello kitty ornaments i bought for my niece for her first christmas in 2006. candy canes, ribbons, tinsel, and garlands are part of my decorations too. this year i hope to find a hello kitty angel for my tree topper. if not, then a shiny glittery star will have to do.
     
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    Even though I like colored and white lights [I love the blinky winky ones] and many Star Trek Hallmark Xmas collectibles decorations, I must brag the fact my tree has no carbon footprint.
    The strings of lights are diodes and they are connected to a car battery with a voltage regulator [home made] that is recharged with a portable solar panel [store bought].
    So there!

    :yup:
     
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