It started the day after Thanksgiving and the ‘hits‘ just keep on coming.
Last year, about this time, I was stringing eleven-month-old lights on
the Hoggard’s tannenbaum and of course half of them didn’t work.
So I got to checking on what was up with that. With my tongue embedded
deeply in my cheek I came up with some research on why little twinkly Christmas llights have a life span approaching that of a McDonald’s Happy Meal toy.
So go ahead and Google “how to fix Christmas lights” or “half a strand of Christmas lights won’t work” to find out how to fix the confounded things… but you won’t get much further than this: Christmas Light Don’t Work? Abandon All Hope.