I have a retro silver tree with color wheel that I want to put up to see what it's going to look like and maybe get other ideas for it. But the husband said no...... I'm glad you got a new tree, not let the fun begin...
I'm getting a new tree this year. But we're not going with pre-lit. We purchased our last tree -- a beautiful flocked tree -- pre-lit and we had a Dickens of a time (pun intended) keeping the pre-lit lights in working order. Working with that flocking made it worse. So many times we wish we had strung the lights ourselves so we swore that our next tree would not have lights.
It is getting hard and harder to find a tree that isn't pre-lit!
We'd really prefer to get a real tree but living in the desert here doesn't give us that option. It is a tradition I really miss.