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Christmas Tree I will never again!

Buy a pre-lit tree!!!! 2 of my 3 full size trees have many lights out on them. They claim to "stay lit" when one is burned out, not true! So guess what I get to do? I have to unwrap {er cut the cords} of the 12 ft tree which has 1800 lights on it and buy new white lights to string on the darn thing. Awww well, I guess its all a part of the season.
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That has always been my fear about the pre-lit tree, I still do it the old fashioned way, swearing while walking around and around the tree.

Good luck unstringing and restringing your trees.
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That has always been my fear about the pre-lit tree, I still do it the old fashioned way, swearing while walking around and around the tree.

Good luck unstringing and restringing your trees.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:21 AM
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I still do it the old fashioned way, swearing while walking around and around the tree.
This is hilarious.

That's exactly what I do.
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This is frustrating.
But I remember the lights from the 1950's and 1960's and it was worse than what we have now. Maybe one day they will perfect lighting the tree but until then we just accept it and say, hey, it's Christmas. Like Fred Mertz said on the Christmas show of I love Lucy when the lights went out on the Ricardo's tree, he was glad they quit working because then it made it more like Christmas to him.

I always add more lights to my pre-lit tree because I don't feel there's enough on it.
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I'm reading this just as I'm trying to decide on a new artificial tree. I have a years-and-years-old pre-lit one that forces me to track down and replace burnt-out bulbs several times each season. The branches are also getting loose and beginning to lose tips. So I'm trying to decide whether to buy a new pre-lit tree and plenty of replacement bulbs, or buy an unlit tree and string the lights myself with good-quality mini-light strings. Either way I'll eventually be replacing bulbs, but if I string it myself it might be easier to replace an entire string at a time, rather than undo the pre-strung tangle ...
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Good luck finding a tree that is NOT pre--lit that you like. Why is it that so many of them are pre-lit? I'm one of those who puts a lot of traditional stuff on my tree...that means a mix of miniature and C-7s (with reflectors)...and that means NO pre-lit trees for me. Every pre-lit tree I have owned I have regretted. Especially the FLOCKED tree.
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I just bought a pre-lit tree a couple of weeks ago because of the same problem of it getting old, needles falling all over the floor, etc..., (couldn't really find one without being pre-lit) and when I got it home, I cut all of the lights off and saved the bulbs; IE replacements....!

Now, I'm sure, that someone would ask why did you do that, well it's because I do not want to go thru the headache of trying to chase down the issue of if one light goes out, then they all go out and also, now I have a new tree that I can put the lights on it myself, where I want them and how many I want at any given time or year...
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This is hilarious.

That's exactly what I do.
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I will admit that this is probably my only annoyance (only a little) of the season ......lights! Hope you get it all sorted soon.
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