Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Jezebel)   Which is better? White Christmas lights, or colored ones. Blinking or lit solid?   (jezebel.com ) divider line 148
    More: Obvious, Christmas lights, blinks, Simon Doonan, Indian restaurant  
•       •       •

3649 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Dec 2013 at 4:25 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



148 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-12-06 03:04:20 PM  
Solid color, next question?
 
2013-12-06 04:11:04 PM  
Depends on the level of sobriety and consciousness.
 
2013-12-06 04:23:08 PM  
Being a Jezebel article, I'm surprised it didn't say that white lights are representative of the white dominated patriarchal society or some shiat.
 
2013-12-06 04:27:07 PM  
Yes.
 
2013-12-06 04:27:44 PM  
Either is fine as long as you're not using those awful net lights.
 
2013-12-06 04:27:58 PM  
White lights for fancy/formal trees

Multi-color for fun or family trees
 
2013-12-06 04:28:21 PM  

fatassbastard: Yes.


Yes.

/yes
 
2013-12-06 04:29:31 PM  
everyone knows whites are better than coloreds.
 
2013-12-06 04:29:48 PM  
None.
 
2013-12-06 04:29:57 PM  
I was told all blue lights in a house meant a cop was killed that used to live there.
I have to smile driving past those now.
Having lived long enough to have been needlessly harassed by pigs.
 
2013-12-06 04:29:59 PM  

Ebenator: Either is fine as long as you're not using those awful

net LED lights.
 
2013-12-06 04:30:51 PM  

vudukungfu: I was told all blue lights in a house meant a cop was killed that used to live there.
I have to smile driving past those now.
Having lived long enough to have been needlessly harassed by pigs.


Wow.
 
2013-12-06 04:31:18 PM  

vudukungfu: I was told all blue lights in a house meant a cop was killed that used to live there.
I have to smile driving past those now.
Having lived long enough to have been needlessly harassed by pigs.


Really? I always thought it was Jewish families. My mom decorated our house one year in all blue lights because she thought they were pretty. Her cousin comes over for the Christmas party and the first words out of her mouth were "I didn't know you were Jewish!"
 
2013-12-06 04:31:26 PM  
Anything but those goddamned blue things everyone insists on, the blue that actually makes your eyes hurt. It kills mine, they suck, suck, suck. So do slue 'power' lights and button indicators on every piece of electronic equipment put out in the last 10 years... Seriously, why the FARK do I need a light to come on that lets me know my farking TV is off?
 
2013-12-06 04:32:03 PM  
solid white

it's not a farking circus.
 
2013-12-06 04:33:59 PM  
Coming up next: which work better?  Springy clothespins, or the other kind?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-06 04:34:26 PM  

pute kisses like a man: solid white

it's not a farking circus.


YES VERY MUCH THIS. Americans can be so goddamned tacky.
 
2013-12-06 04:34:26 PM  
If you're really myopic, multicolored lights are the best. Take your lenses out/off. Turn the lights on for the tree, and turn off the room lights. Now, stand at least five feet away from the tree. The colors blur and spill into each other. It's like having an impressionist painting made of light.

If you have to go solid color, then only blue lights. White lights are a bit too shopping mall/main drag to be festive.
 
2013-12-06 04:34:56 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Solid color, next question?


Done in one.
 
2013-12-06 04:35:15 PM  
The colored ones really bring down property values.
 
2013-12-06 04:35:56 PM  
White icicle lights around the roof line with colored lights around the windows and the garage door. Colored lights on the tee in the bay window.
 
2013-12-06 04:36:11 PM  
White, non-blinking. Maybe one strand of red mixed in. You can use the other kinds, but just know that you're wrong.
 
2013-12-06 04:36:11 PM  

HatMadeOfAss: The colored ones really bring down property values.


Luckily my HOA restricts colored lights.
 
2013-12-06 04:38:04 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Really? I always thought it was Jewish families


Yeah, I thought only Jewish kids were circumcised until I went to a school where fro some weird reason all the Jewish kids were not and all the gentiles were.
Made for some odd suppositions in the shower.
 
2013-12-06 04:38:43 PM  
Inside: color
Outside: white

Never blinking.
 
2013-12-06 04:39:03 PM  
Solid color, unless you make the blinking ones do something cool.
 
2013-12-06 04:39:08 PM  
Some of everything.  Why not have it all?
 
2013-12-06 04:41:33 PM  
Radical proposal: whichever type you enjoy more
 
2013-12-06 04:42:53 PM  
www.geekalerts.com
 
2013-12-06 04:44:34 PM  
just get the damn things up as fast as possible and then drink yourself silly as a reward.
 
2013-12-06 04:45:51 PM  
Multi-colored and blinking maniacally, like the cast of Up With People on a meth and X binge.
 
2013-12-06 04:47:52 PM  
We use both, depending on the location. NEVER blinking, but I save the blinker bulbs. They come in handy when you have jerky neighbors or just want to mess with someone.
 
2013-12-06 04:49:35 PM  

gsmphoto: We use both, depending on the location. NEVER blinking, but I save the blinker bulbs. They come in handy when you have jerky neighbors or just want to mess with someone.


They're also handy is some idiot on E comes over. Shuts 'em right up.
 
2013-12-06 04:53:02 PM  
Racist.
 
2013-12-06 04:53:28 PM  

pute kisses like a man: solid white

it's not a farking circus.


This.

/that is all
 
2013-12-06 04:56:05 PM  
As long as it's not LED.  LEDs seem harsh and cold.  And I hate their wavelength.  If you sweep your eyes across them they create a trail which is disorienting.  Like Cadillac tail lights.
 
2013-12-06 04:57:31 PM  
Multicolored bulb glass, small, either incandescent bulbs or WARM white LEDs inside the bulbs.  The early era LED lights were too cold.

Meanwhile I was happy to see that finally this year the obvious product is available!  Warm LED lights inside large old-school bulbs that are SMOOTH.  So they look just like the old large bulb lights, but save energy.

I am a fan of little colored lights.  Don't have a Xmas tree, but I have a string of the lights on my desk year round, also we have them around the top of our porch year round.

Inside the house we've got a small string of lights that look like those shotgun shells upthread, but they are just cylinders with a nuclear symbol on each one.
 
2013-12-06 04:57:48 PM  
Whatever was up from last year.
 
2013-12-06 04:58:46 PM  

cowtipn: As long as it's not LED.  LEDs seem harsh and cold.  And I hate their wavelength.  If you sweep your eyes across them they create a trail which is disorienting.  Like Cadillac tail lights.


Probably can't help the trail thing, but if you have to get LED bulbs, definitely confirm that the lights inside are warm white (whether the bulb glass is clear or colored). It makes a really big difference - I don't like those cold lights either.
 
2013-12-06 05:01:18 PM  

Mikey1969: Anything but those goddamned blue things everyone insists on, the blue that actually makes your eyes hurt. It kills mine, they suck, suck, suck. So do slue 'power' lights and button indicators on every piece of electronic equipment put out in the last 10 years... Seriously, why the FARK do I need a light to come on that lets me know my farking TV is off?


I feel your pain man. I hate those f*ckers as well.

/stick some black tape over it
 
2013-12-06 05:02:32 PM  
Plaid
 
2013-12-06 05:03:39 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: None.


If I have to do it, This.

If someone else is freezing their ass off putting them up and taking them down, white/solid.

/it's never anyone else
//only hanging a wreath this year
///5 minutes, done
 
2013-12-06 05:03:45 PM  
Single colour... not white... not blinking.

Death to whitey bulbs.
 
2013-12-06 05:04:37 PM  
The proper answer is both.  You wrap the solid white lights around the trunk of the tree and put the colored ones on the outside for a layered effect.
 
2013-12-06 05:08:09 PM  

MaestroQuark: Inside: color
Outside: white

Never blinking.


This is correct. A good looking Christmas tree should be of the fake variety with lots of colored lights, and I mean lots. A properly lit Christmas tree should take about 5 hours to get all the lights on. Every single branch (even the ones in the back) and the center pole should thuroughly wrapped. The lower branches should take more than one 100 light strand each. If your tree did not require the services of a licensed electrician to install two dedicated 20A receptacles you should just throw it away and cancel Christmas.

Don't waste your time with any "pre-lit" bullshiat. They don't have nearly enough lights.
 
2013-12-06 05:08:18 PM  
White lights, white fake tree, great bright colors for ornaments. The room still looks colorful but it has a nice modern style.
 
2013-12-06 05:08:18 PM  
The correct answer is all white twinkling (not blinking) for the tree and solid blue outside, no blinking or twinkling.
 
2013-12-06 05:09:14 PM  

itazurakko: cowtipn: As long as it's not LED.  LEDs seem harsh and cold.  And I hate their wavelength.  If you sweep your eyes across them they create a trail which is disorienting.  Like Cadillac tail lights.

Probably can't help the trail thing, but if you have to get LED bulbs, definitely confirm that the lights inside are warm white (whether the bulb glass is clear or colored). It makes a really big difference - I don't like those cold lights either.


As someone else mentioned, the blue LEDs are most wicked for this. I almost can't look at them - something about the light does very weird things deep within my brain. It's actually a pretty interesting phenomenon. A guy a few houses down from me uses them every single year so as I pull into our driveway I see them almost every day.
 
2013-12-06 05:09:24 PM  
www.dumpaday.com
 
2013-12-06 05:10:38 PM  

Jument: pute kisses like a man: solid white

it's not a farking circus.

YES VERY MUCH THIS. Americans can be so goddamned tacky.


Let loose and enjoy life! Americans can have such a stick up their ass.
 
Displayed 50 of 148 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report