My converted tree (used to be a pre-lit tree, I had bought a prelit tree and cut all the lights out of it), is working like a champ with all the light strands that I had put on myself.
I did hear one complaint from my wife, she didn't like the way the christmas light wires looked draped all around the tree.. I have to admit, those factory workers in China, sure do a really good job of tieing all those wires to each branch so you cannot see them....
The Bell Still Rings for me,
as it does for all who truly Believe!