22 December 2010

What Kind of Christmas Light Would You Be?


My choices:

  • Teardrop-shaped mini LED lights that my DH purchased for the tree. My father's 92nd birthday was December 13th, had he lived. My mom passed away last summer. Those lights were an accidental purchase, but they seem right for this year. The new LED lights use less power but you can keep them on all the time and not waste energy kind of like my BIC time has been recently.
  • An old line of electrical lights that keep sputtering but then sometimes are blazing bright.



Some other choices from friends:


Laurie Alice Eakes--Lady in the Mist from Revell Books, February, 2011. Read an Excerpt at:


When I was really small we had those awful, dangerous, but oh, so beautiful Christmas lights that were fairly large, got rather hot, and had the silver reflectors behind them. They were different colors, too. If one died, you unscrewed the bulb and put in a new one.

I think that's my heroine in my second midwife book-multi-faceted, burning hot to the point of being a bit dangerous, as in she could start a fire with too much kindling. Not a literal fire, of course, but she is bold in what she says and does, and not everyone appreciates it.


Second choice: blinking lights that blink on and off in waves around the tree.


Deb Kinnard


Bubble lights – they have to be plugged in properly to work right and bubble, like being connected with the Holy Spirit. I loved them on Grandma's tree when I was little. We kids used to plug the tree lights on and then sit (quietly, for once!) waiting for the first bubble.
If they're not wired in, or don't connect properly, you don't get a single bubble. So am I when I walk away from the one true Source of power. Once I'm connected, though, I bubble along quite brightly in all sorts of colors. Absent the Power? Nothing.


Gina Wellborn



Love the mini LED lights. Tree in living room has 6 or 8 strands of lights. Sadly we're down to only 2 or 3 working. Been calling it our zebra tree. So hubby went and bought 3 more sets. Yay him! Unfortunately to put them on the tree, we have to take all the ornaments off. *sigh*

Christine Lindsay



I'd have to chose an old-fashioned candle. I'm literally a lump of useless wax unless I'm lit by God. And if I stay close to Him, and let him trim my wick, I burn brightly. If left to myself, I wallow in melted goo.



Kim Taylor – Also identifies with the old-fashioned kind like Laurie Alice mentioned.


Narielle Living – the blinking kind, on-off-on-off.


Angie Gaspar – bubble lights.


Rachel Smith – twinkle lights with different settings.


David Williams - luminescent concrete bulb. (What do you expect from a Psychology professor?!)



How about you? What kind of Christmas tree light would you be?!


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  1. Today I feel like the glowing white sttar on the top of my tree.

  2. Oh, so sweet, birthday girl!! We are so excited that you will be coming to Virginia in March for your book launch of Lady in the Mist!

  3. I want to be the blinky type that dances in time with the music :)

  4. I've been thinking about this since you first asked and kept trying to think of how I could relate to the lights on my tree--they're called Renaissance, and rather than your typical colors, they're royal purple, scarlet, and gold. I love those lights and am going to take a stab at how I might be like them. For starters, they're "off" colors--not what you expect. I've been told in several ways, both good and bad, that I'm not what people expect me to be. But they're also not exactly popular, if beautiful, which means I can't find replacements anywhere. In terms of me, I think (rather than being irreplaceable) that's akin to being called lovely and unique, but that meaning my style doesn't always appeal to the masses.

  5. Dina, I remember you telling me that at our Christmas luncheon and thinking that was perfect for you! Can picture little dancing Dina figurines, too, that whirl around the tree! Roseanna, so those are real lights? My DD would love those because those are her favorite colors - jeweltones. Going to go out on a limb and disagree with you a little here. Those are classic, regal, and rich colors that many people admire but lack confidence to embrace as their own. Hugs!


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