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What happened to icicle lights?

For a while in the 90s, icicle lights were super popular Christmas decorations. Not the kind with dangly strings of little light bulbs, but ones that actually looked like lighted icicles. I haven't seen them in years - not in stores, not on anyone's houses. Where did they go? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Dec 6, 2014 - 11 answers

Installing Christmas lights on a outdoor 30ft tree - Does anyone know where I can find tips or best practices?

Hi Mefi. Im faced with the task of installing Christmas lights on a outdoor 30ft tree. Does anyone know where I can find tips or best practices? Looking for simple guides, pictures, videos, etc. I'm doing this alone and would appreciate the help!
posted by Highest_Of_Fives on Nov 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Unusual tree toppers for holiday tree

Quick, what's the strangest/most unusual/coolest holiday tree topper you've ever seen? Links appreciated, bonus points for light-up. No religious symbols, please.
posted by agregoli on Nov 25, 2011 - 38 answers

Christmas Lights in South Jersey and Philly

My family and I are going to drive around the Philly / South Jersey area to look at Christmas lights. Pretty displays are good, garish displays are better! (we hear Hershey PA has some kickass lights, but it's unfortunately too far away for our purposes.)
posted by troublewithwolves on Dec 20, 2010 - 8 answers

How can I cover a tree in lights? In the middle of nowhere?

What's the best way to string a tree with Christmas lights? Oh yeah, it's out in the middle of nowhere. [more inside]
posted by niles on Oct 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Ridiculous things to do at Christmas light displays

I'm organizing a Christmas light convoy tomorrow night. Basically a bunch of cars driving around town visiting the best lit up houses. I want to assign a ridiculous task to be performed at each house? Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by 913 on Dec 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Lights out!

I need burned out christmas lights (the miniature variety), or I need to burn them out myself. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Nov 10, 2009 - 16 answers

ISO color changing Christmas tree lights

Does anybody know where i can buy these Christmas tree lights, or some similar to them, either on the internet (preferably) or in the real world? [more inside]
posted by jtfowl0 on Dec 9, 2008 - 5 answers

How to fix Christmas tree lights in series?

I have a Christmas tree with lots of lights on it. The lights are wired in series and are currently not working. So somewhere on this set of lights one or more lights are not functioning. It is a major pain, swapping bulbs for known good ones or peering into each and every bulb with a torch to see if you can spot whether the filiment is still there. What is the easiest way to find the non functioning bulbs and get the lights working again?
posted by mccartrey on Dec 9, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I wrap an outdoor deciduous tree with Christmas lights safely?

I am looking to wrap a 12' dogwood's trunk and branches to get an effect similar to this. But if a max of 3 strands of 100 mini lights connected end to end is the recommendation for safety, how would I configure it? Thanks, Heather
posted by hlkljgk on Dec 3, 2008 - 3 answers

why yes, I do intend to wear them.

Looking for battery operated Christmas/LED lights with the smallest possible battery pack. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Sep 29, 2008 - 8 answers

Christmas Lights In Vancouver?

Where can I find neighbourhoods that are lit up to the nines with Christmas lights in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
posted by eurasian on Dec 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Where to see neighborhood Christmas lights in Mobile, AL and metro Atlanta?

Where do we go to see neighborhood Christmas lights in Mobile, AL and metro Atlanta? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on Dec 7, 2007 - 3 answers

Can Santa be fixed?

Fixing a sixty year old light bulb- is it possible? [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Dec 2, 2007 - 14 answers

Best Christmas lights in Atlanta

I'd like to take my kids on a drive of the best Christmas lights in Atlanta. Can anyone point me to the best houses to include on our drive? Feel free to e-mail me privately if you don't want to post the address on the Internet.
posted by katyjack on Dec 9, 2006 - 4 answers

Halloween Lighting - from where?

Halloween lighting. What is a good internet source for orange and/or purple fairy lights ("christmas tree" string style)? [more inside]
posted by felix on Oct 12, 2005 - 2 answers

Safe Christmas illumination

How many strands of Christmas tree lights (100 lights/strand) can I safely plug into a single outlet and/or connect to each other?
posted by Dr. Zira on Dec 17, 2004 - 12 answers

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