If you haven't already put up your Christmas
lights, now is the time to do it. Christmas is less than three weeks away, and by the time you get the lights up, it will be time to take them down again, storing them away for another winter.
If you have come across a string of lights that has some burned out bulbs, don't throw the lights away. Read up on how to fix those Christmas lights
. Maybe you just have a bad fuse, maybe you stapled through the electrical wire, or maybe the entire string is bad. If you have had that string of lights for 10 years, then maybe it is time to replace it, and start from scratch.
are so tangled up, not to mention old, that if I start checking them now, I just might have them ready to hang up by next Christmas! In the meantime, I'll be checking my properly stored lights and fixing them for another season of Christmas cheer. Make sure to check yours too, and please be careful!