Tuesday, November 23, 2010

colors of christmas

Strings of street lights,
Even stop lights,
Blink a bright red and green,
As the shoppers rush
home with their treasures....
When I was a kid, I used to love those big, fat, multi-colored C6 Christmas lights. You know, the ones that could burn down the Christmas tree if they touched the needles for too long.

Sadly, those bright babies seem to be going the way of the incandescent light bulb -- in the annals of history when the world was much less "green." Today, if you want to buy new strings of fat Christmas lights, you have to spring for the LED variety. While not nearly as fun as the hot, smooth old timers, they'll do in a pinch.

Which is what this year turned out to be. Aidan wanted "colored lights," and we've always been a white light family. But being in a new house and a new area perfectly lent itself to new Christmas light decor. So off to Home Depot we went on our Christmas light trek.

The result was fun, and definitely colorful. But dang if they're not nearly as great as the traditional ones.

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