Where is the Plug?

@Morleyhunt (20692)
Canada
December 28, 2015 5:12am CST
It was time to set up and decorate the Christmas tree. For circumstances far beyond my control (long story, subject for another discussion) we were not setting up the tree until the morning of December 24th. The boxes were pulled out (easily the subject for another discussion) and the tree assembled. The box of decorations was unpacked, totally, everything out of the box. No lights! Where are the lights? The lights are packed elsewhere. But where? My daughter and I said, forget the lights, the tree will only be up for three days. We don't need the lights. Later that evening, while we were preparing supper, my husband and my visiting brother in law, came into the kitchen to ask us where the plug was. Amidst a lot of laughter, we asked them if they had noticed, there were no lights. The laughter continued, as we wagered at which one of our children would question the lack of lights. (No one asked.) Did your Christmas tree have lights?
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
28 Dec 15
...and Christmas was just fine without the lights! Of course having one more thing to laugh about didn't hurt any. Thanks again for everything!!
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@Morleyhunt (20692)
• Canada
28 Dec 15
You are quite welcome. We enjoyed having you stay. Just think, for years everyone will remember "the Christmas aunt Morley had no lights??
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
28 Dec 15
@Morleyhunt Actually I think it will be remembered as the year Dad and Uncle Hunt were looking for a non-existent plug. Afterall they did ask where the plug was, NOT why the tree had no lights...
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@JudyEv (134370)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Dec 15
We don't have lights for our tree. It's only been one year in 44 that we've been able to have Christmas at home.
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@Morleyhunt (20692)
• Canada
28 Dec 15
We have had many years without even a tree. The missing lights were no big deal.
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@JudyEv (134370)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Dec 15
@Morleyhunt I think we were a bit put off lights by the fact that occasionally they seem to cause fires.
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@GardenGerty (102456)
• United States
29 Dec 15
That is mostly what the tree had. It was good.
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@Morleyhunt (20692)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
Next year it will seem like a totally different tree.
@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
29 Dec 15
Our Christmas tree is already lighted, which takes care half the process of putting it up, and taking it down. All we need to do is make sure we have all the ornaments out and hanging properly, although it always turns out like somebody came and shook the tree.
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@Morleyhunt (20692)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
When we replace our current tree we will probably get a prelim. Then there will be no searching for the lights.
@mawhite (242)
• United States
28 Dec 15
No lights, but no tree either! Well, one little 'Charlie Brown' tree high up where the pets couldn't get to it. That's all we do here, for fear of them knocking a tree over, or getting hurt.
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@Morleyhunt (20692)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
We have had many a Charlie Brown tree. The tree we have now has a list. It won't be in use for too many more Christmases.
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• Canada
28 Dec 15
We have a prelit tree, which means no searching for lights or untangling them. Unfortunately, it means there is a chance of a whole section going out. Hopefully this one will last, and if a bunch go out, I think I will just buy a string to add.
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@Morleyhunt (20692)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
Hope your tree lasts a long time.
• United States
28 Dec 15
Funny that they didn't notice there were no lights. Glad you had some laughs about it
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@Morleyhunt (20692)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
We actually all had picked one of the kids to ask about the lights. None did.
@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
28 Dec 15
Yes, we have lights on our tree, that we do not turn on very often during the holidays.
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@Morleyhunt (20692)
• Canada
29 Dec 15
When we have lights on the tree they are only lit for short periods of time.
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@marlina (77795)
• Canada
28 Dec 15
We have lights for our tree when we make one.
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@Morleyhunt (20692)
• Canada
28 Dec 15
Normally, we would have lights. This was not a normal Christmas, even for us.