Tree Lights [Fail]

We decided to put up our Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving this year. I usually wait until Thanksgiving night to put up the tree. I was ready for a new look. I got tired of the orange and brown colors of Fall. However, I refuse to light the tree for display until after Thanksgiving. 

Speaking of the tree, I had this bright idea (no pun intended) to put red lights on our white tree this year. I thought sparkles of red would be so pretty surrounded by silver balls. Boy was I wrong! If your thinking of red lights on your tree, Just DON’T!

It was so ugly that I could not help but laugh and make fun of my own idea. I really did try to find some beauty in it but I couldn’t. I sat down across the room to study the project. I could feel my nerves bubbling and my head spinning. I could not see the ornaments that were hung on the tree. The red lights were so bright that it over powered everything. 

I walked outside to see what it looked like in the window. It looked like Hells living room. It was terrible. 


Seriously.



I could not do it. I just couldn’t! So I stripped the tree of all the ornaments and then carefully reboxed the lights the way they came and returned them to Walmart. I swapped them out for the clear/white lights. It looked so much better and gives the room a relaxing ambient lighting. The ornaments are now hung in place and there are even a few presents under the tree already.

I feels good to have my Christmas decorations already put up and makes bringing in Thanksgiving more festive. I have a job now where I get to have a couple days off for Thanksgiving so instead of decorating on Friday, I can relax and enjoy the magic feeling in the air.

Do you decorate before Thanksgiving?



5 comments

  1. Hell's living room. Hilarious. I'm with you. I'm not a fan of the red lights. They do feel a bit ominous.

    I decorate the Friday after Thanksgiving. But I might start Thanksgiving night this year. I'm ready for some Christmas cheer!

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  2. That is so funny. I love the picture. I decorate the day after Thanksgiving. When I was growing up, that's when my mom did it and it's stuck with me. We host Thanksgiving for our family so I concentrate on that first. I have finished all of my gift shopping, though, and have everything wrapped, too.

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  3. Loved the entry!!! Also the comments above. The picture is great and it WAS RED for danged sure.
    No we do not decorate for Thanksgiving, but we will put up a little for Christmas. We will be back in the Bell town for a few days is December, keep the weather warm until just before Christmas. LOL
    Love to y'all from Florida
    Sherry & jack
    PS: Good idea to switch to the clear lights. ;-)

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  4. Sorry about the red lights but I am sure the tree looks beautiful now. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving with your family.

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  5. I've had red lights on the tree before. Maybe it's because your tree is white. On a green tree it is pretty. I'll have to send you a picture of our red lighted tree.
    I don't usually put up the tree till about a week before Christmas.

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