I prefer colored lights because you always see white lights at restaurant terraces and the like throuout the year.
G-d help me; my brother-in-law (love him dearly...) systematicly installs C-7 white lights EXACTLY UPRIGHT AND/OR PERFECTLY POINTING OUTWARD, FROM THE HOUSE.
The lights outline all of the houses' edges and roof peaks...perfectly.
It makes me think of some futuristic idea of a perfect (sterile) Yuletide.
"What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."