Multicolored Lights vs. White Lights
by Christmas Freak
Allow me to metaphorically sneeze on your powdered sugar and enter the long and storied debate that has divided households, fostered strife among communities, and spurred acts of rebellion and protest, by offering my humble opinion: I think you should consider multicolored Christmas lights.
This is not to say that I don’t like your elegant white string lights or your matching silver garland or your symmetrically hung silver ornaments or your silver reindeer candle holder or your silver napkin holders and immaculate porcelain table settings etched with doves—on the contrary, I would call the aforementioned items year-round décor. But only once a year is it socially acceptable to saw down a tree, bring it inside your house and cover it with shiny things, so why not include a little color and allow yourself the possibility of stumbling across your tree in the middle of the night while getting a glass of milk and being stunned by the beauty of its lights twinkling in a dark room the way I imagine the stars do above the north pole at Christmas, multicolored and unabashedly bright, speckling the ceiling with iridescent gumdrops.
Just so you know, those of you who have fallen asleep in high school physics class…Ahemmm! WHITE light is actually comprised of a spectrum of colors…the colors of the rainbow to be precise. Of course, if Santa can come in a sleigh, we are not talking physics here. But there is also the question of those who just prefer red or blue or green Christmas lights, the purist, the color blind. But I guess you cannot go wrong with the multicolored ones if you just put on colored glasses of your choice when you come to dinner.