Five years ago I was shocked to find that TreeHugger April, then living in Sweden, noted that she still put real candles on the Christmas tree. It was the breakthrough year for affordable strings of LED lights and everyone was changing over.
We tried them and my wife hated them, thinking that the color was off, they didn't look like Christmas to her. Now, in 2012, we have incandescent lights on the tree, albeit only one string of mini-lights. The LEDs are in the box in the basement. Let's re-run the survey: What about you?