People Astonished to Discover What the Purpose of the Red Christmas Tree Light Actually Is

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With December starting, the festive frenzy is kicking in. While the official start might be Advent on December 3rd, many can’t resist diving into holiday decor earlier, and who can blame them? After all, research has shown that the earlier you decorate, the happier the decorations make you. The annual tradition of untangling lights and rediscovering cherished ornaments has begun for millions. And if you’ve ever pondered the purpose of that lone red fairy light, a helpful TikToker spills the seasonal secret.

Interesting Festive Discoveries

The grand Christmas decorating kickoff includes the nerve-wracking light check after 11 months of decoration hibernation. We’ve all experienced trying to coax stubborn bulbs into lighting up after spending way too long organizing your collection of lights for the tree. Yet, amidst the festive chaos, that odd red spare bulb is a mystery.

TikToker VizNelly shared the secret with the world. Turns out, that seemingly spare red bulb in your Christmas lights isn’t just a backup bulb. Swap it in for one of the regular bulbs and your normal Christmas lights will turn into flickering fairy lights instead of staying on all the time. Fans of the TikToker were shocked.

The Surprising Revelation

Half of the TikToker’s followers were surprised that more people didn’t know that was the purpose of the red bulb, while the others said it made perfect sense. After all, who would think that a differently colored bulb would change how all of the lights function?

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So if you’re someone who likes to get your Christmas decorations up as soon as possible, then don’t be afraid to change out one of the bulbs on your string of lights and wow your neighbors with your lovely blinking Christmas tree you strategically placed by the window.