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Coloured or clear tree lights??

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normaleggy Sun 23-Oct-11 21:38:33

I'm always being told that coloured christmas tree lights are naff and old fashioned, but I bloody love them!! Clear lights are so dull, every other light is clear so why not add some colour at christmas? There is nothing more exciting than sitting with just the tree lights on watching a christmas film and if they clear ones, you may as well just have a lamp on in my opinion.

Which do you prefer??

Meglet Sun 23-Oct-11 21:40:03


BecauseImAWerewolefIt Sun 23-Oct-11 21:40:33

I prefer white because it means you can see the decorations on the tree more clearly.

My lights went 'pouf' a couple of years ago, just before Christmas, and the only lights I could buy were coloured ones.

The tree did look lovely, but you could only see the lights.

But - whether they are naff or not, is up to you. Just get which ever you prefer!

BlowHole Sun 23-Oct-11 21:40:39

I love coloured too! Clear ones are too try-hard sophisticated imo.

tigerlillyd02 Sun 23-Oct-11 21:41:11

I've always had clear (on a cream tree). However, I think when making it special for young children, the more colour the better. Therefore, this year I've got a red tree and having multicoloured lights smile

SlothAttack Sun 23-Oct-11 21:42:47


i've tried white and blue but coloured (and falshing and singing) are the BEST!

mistressploppy Sun 23-Oct-11 21:43:22

I like coloured lights on the tree and white ones round windows etc.

I like my tree to be a glorious jumble of crap lots of different things you've acquired over the years. The lovely coordinated ones are nice in other people's houses but don't quite work in ours....grin

orienteerer Sun 23-Oct-11 21:43:55


PorkChopSter Sun 23-Oct-11 21:43:57

White. Although having said that we currently have Santas and Angels.

cece Sun 23-Oct-11 21:45:43

coloured! although they are surprisingly difficult to get hold of.

LucilleBallbag Sun 23-Oct-11 21:45:44

coloured, definitely.
people on here always bang on about clear ones being more tasteful, but IMO tastefulness has no part to play in Christmas festivities smile.

normaleggy Sun 23-Oct-11 21:48:19

With you 100% Mistressploppy, that's what christmas trees should be IMO.

In fact don't get me started on tress with a colour scheme zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

BlowHole Sun 23-Oct-11 21:50:37

I got my coloured lights from the pound shop! Definitely not sophisticated!

Magneto Sun 23-Oct-11 21:52:19

We have clear lights, when I was a child my mum had blue and green lights but my nan and grandad had proper 70s style decorations (their baubles had string round them iygwim?), complete with gorgeous multicoloured lights and these are the ones I coveted most!

ChooChooWowWow Sun 23-Oct-11 22:18:05

We have clear on the living room tree and coloured on the hall tree. The living room tree is a picture of colour co-ordinated, tastefulness.
The hall tree is a mish mash of colour and crap stuff the dc have made. The hall is by far my favourite.

MonsterCherry Sun 23-Oct-11 22:19:45

i normally have coloured and twinkling ones but this year we are having a themed christmas so will be having warm white led lights.

WitchesAreComing Sun 23-Oct-11 22:52:07

I've always had clear since I started to buy my own but after having DC I've had a hankering for the lantern-shaped Quality-Street-coloured ones that my parents had. I'm quite conscious of clashing and garish colours (unlike my parents and ever other person who bought carpet and paint in the 1970's) so my Christmas decorations don't have that "verve" which spells, "Celebration!"

Having jewel-coloured lights sorts that out IMO.

SucksToBeMe Mon 24-Oct-11 07:27:39

I like clear but I will get coloured ones for my DS this year.
I do agree that coloured ones are more christmassy! My iPhone is telling me I should spell it colored.

mistressploppy Mon 24-Oct-11 13:29:45

Stupid iPhone. At least it's not telling you which lights to buy grin

CiderwithBuda Mon 24-Oct-11 13:33:26

I know white are more tasteful and we have them on the tree but coloured feels more christmassy so will be having some somewhere!

SucksToBeMe Mon 24-Oct-11 14:32:38


grin grin grin

Fo0ffyShmooffer Mon 24-Oct-11 15:06:25

Tiger illy - where do you get a cream tree? I want one.

Oh and coloured and flashing and insane for me. We call ours the 70s disco tree!

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