Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Light Debate

In this day and age of the Fiscal Cliff Debate in Washington, D.C. and a variety of international issues breaking out across the globe, the REAL great debate is, without question, whether a person prefers multi-colored Christmas lights or white Christmas lights (!).  I mean .... really!  It is time to get SERIOUS here!

So let us weigh the merits of each.  No question white lights on a Christmas treat speaks to a certain eloquence and sophistication. 

There is that impression of looking at a sky full of stars.  A simplistic but elegant expression of light in its purest form. 

But multi-colored lights, well .... they are ... fun.  Imagine covering a 10 foot Fraser fur with a few hundred of these huge C9 lights!  Talk about a rush!  Whoa ...!  But why stop with a few?  Let's cover it with as many as we can!!  And why only a 10 foot tree?  Why not an 18 footer??!  Or one 26 feet high??!  I mean, if you are going to do something why not really do it!  (As long as we are imaging might as well make it good!)

In support of the multi-colored lights argument, what child draws a picture of a Christmas tree with white lights?  And isn't Christmas all about children?  (Well, okay ... I am speaking in secular terms here though, to be honest, I really see two totally different Christmas celebrations in our society but now I am starting to get off track.)

I have to admit my Christmas tree drawings as a child were not quite as elaborate.  They were always green trees with red balls on them and a yellow star at the top.  They always looked like this except not quite as nicely done (this one is pretty good!).

Of course in my opinion, the best and really only ornament for a Christmas tree is the large red glass ball.  Everything else is sort of extra.  Here's my favorite tree with a red ball ornament.

Talk about a picture being worth a 1,000 words!  This picture is worth at least 25,000 words!  Suffice it to say I have always felt a strong kinship with Charlie Brown as he and I see the world in pretty much the same light (no pun intended).

Of course before Charlie Brown's story is over, his little tree is covered with beautiful decorations and .... multi-colored lights!  But the stars in the background are white.

Thanks for stopping by.


Hilary said...

Well you certainly lit up this blog post very nicely.. colourful lights and white. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday, Russell. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

A Lady's Life said...

I like white lights but for kids there has to be something different and I think multicolored lights are way the best. and like you said the stars in the sky are white so you get the best of both worlds.

Marge said...

Well, we go with both. I like white lights, so they are on the inside tree. Hubby likes the colored lights, so he puts them on a couple of trees in the yard, one in front and one in back.

Merry Christmas Russell.

Leslie: said...

I've tried both, but tend to revert to the coloured lights since they have a certain je ne sais quoi...Regardless, have a very Merry Christmas!