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  • Reviews of 10 Most Popular Holiday Decoration Items
Reviews of 10 Most Popular Holiday Decoration Items
Reviews of 10 Most Popular Holiday Decoration Items
Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Realistic looks with full and fluffy branches
  • Easy to put up and take down for storage
  • Glitter coated with snow and crystals for added sparkles
  • Pinecones add great effect
  • Lots of tips and branches to glam up with additional ornaments
  • Adds up the sparkles at night with clear bulbs
  • Flame retardant and non-allergenic

    Cons

  • Few lights did not work at times
Where to Buy

$369.99

eBay
Review Summary

The Martha Stewart (MS) Living 7.5 ft. Pre-lit Sparkling Pine Artificial Christmas Tree with Clear Lights and Pine Cones adds a touch of glamour to Christmas decoration in home or office condition. This artificial Christmas Tree is very easy to assemble or put together with hinged sturdy construction for easy set up and store after use. The Pine Tree features decent amount of glitter for a dash of sparkle and the branches are coated with snowy tips and crystals for a sparkling effect. This doubles the beauty of the tree when lit with lights at night.

This tree has 1357 tips and the hand wrapped branches allow many choices to add decorative ornaments to add up the glam. It comes with 750 clear lights and 75 snow-tipped pine cones add sparkling effect to any room. This Pine tree also includes an on/off foot pedal switch and a 6 feet power cord which fits any standard outlet for convenience.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to assemble and disassemble
  • Unique Twist-N-Lok design
  • UV - resistant, does not become yellowish in color
  • 3-dimensional durable plastic material
  • Comes pre-wired with a bulb
  • Easily taken apart for storage
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors

    Cons

  • Need disassembly to replace bulb
  • Cheaper plastic quality as per some users
Review Summary

The Illuminated Holiday Star Christmas Light Decoration is made of UV - resistant durable plastic material that prevents it from becoming yellowish in color. It features the unique twist-n-Lok design for easy and convenient assembly. The Holiday Star is 3-dimensional, and can be hung from a tree branch or a covered porch for a beautiful view from all sides. The Star includes a pre-wired electrical fixture and a 25W incandescent bulb that looks attractive when lighted at night. The Star can be taken apart for easy and convenient storage. The Star is very light in weight and looks beautiful whether used indoors or outdoors. The Star includes easy to understand assembly instructions.

However, some users feel it is tricky to assemble the star and is made of cheaper quality white plastic, which does not give bright light effect than depicted in the picture. Sometimes the bulb can tilt and melt the plastic due to heat if not placed properly.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Simple and easy lighting option
  • 2 strands of 150 bulbs, total 300 bulbs
  • Generous length of green wire
  • Provides bright, clear and soft light
  • Useful for indoors or outdoors
  • Includes replacement and flash bulbs with replacement fuse
  • Affordable price

    Cons

  • Fragile bulbs
  • May not be very durable
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Holiday Wonderland 300 - Count Clear Christmas Light Set features two strands of 150 bulbs with green wire. The total length of each strand is 78 feet with 24 inches lead wire and 3 inches end connector. It is designed to connect three sets of lights together and bulbs remain lit even after one goes out. The set provide bright, clear and soft lights, and looks great for indoor or outdoor decorations. The set includes - 2 flasher bulbs, 2 extra bulbs for each strand and 1 replacement fuse.

However, some buyers say that the bulbs are very fragile and burn down quickly. Moreover, there are just 2 replacement bulbs against 150 bulbs which was a disappointment for many. 

Overall, the Holiday Wonderland 300 - Count Clear Christmas Light Set is a decent choice for lighting indoors and/or outdoors elegantly and beautifully, this holiday season.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy setup, makes decoration simpler
  • Quiet and smooth 360-degree rotation
  • Separate on/off switch for lights and rotation
  • Auto centers, prevents tilting of heavy ornamented trees
  • Obstructed rotations generates warning sound
  • Sturdy, lightweight and highly durable
  • Tangle free wires with built-in plugs

    Cons

  • None
Review Summary

The Christmas Tree EZ Rotating Stand is made of heavy durable plastic base and works for artificial Christmas trees only, with tree poles up to 1.25" in diameter, up to 8.5' tall and can rotate a maximum weight of 150 lbs. It comes with separate on/off switches for lights and rotation. The switches allow choosing from lights only, rotation only or both together as per choice. The slow and quiet rotation sends sparkling lights all over the room. The patented collar design automatically centers the tree and rotates 360 degrees, and the built-in light plug keeps the wires from tangling. Two sets of precision bearing support the weight of trees and decoration preventing it from tipping for ultra-stability. The unique bidirectional clutch protects the motor, if the tree is forced or rotations is obstructed it generates a warning click sound.

Overall, the Christmas Tree EZ Rotating Stand simplifies decoration and allows equal view of every part of the tree.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Fun and creative toy for whole family
  • Induces positivity and discipline among kids
  • Adds educational value of right and wrong
  • Gift set includes light skin boy Elf with storybook
  • Makes a good decoration piece
  • Dark skin and girl scout also available
  • Affordable purchase for new holiday season

    Cons

  • Low quality Elf
  • Some parents find story to be negative and creepy
Review Summary

The Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Traditional tool that helps Santa know which kid is to be listed as naughty and nice. At the start of each Christmas season, the elf appears to serve as Santa's eyes and ears, traveling back to the North Pole each night to make a detailed report of the day’s activities. The original Elf on the Shelf set includes a light skin, blue-eyed magical scout Elf from North Pole and a hardbound watercolor children's storybook. The tradition begins by reading the book and giving a special name to the Elf, and the kids can register their Elf online to receive an official adoption certificate and a special letter from Santa. The Elf on the Shelf comes in light skin tone and dark skin tone boy and girl scout elves to choose from. It is fun for whole family and has become a tradition in many families. 

However, some parents feel that the Elf story is too negative and creepy for children.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Perfect landscape/outdoor light
  • Delivers bright white light with color rendition
  • Durable aluminum body
  • Adjustable head for desired focal point
  • Effortless installation with stakes
  • Includes Halogen bulb with gauge and wire
  • Weatherproof

    Cons

  • Bulb and body become hot
  • Expensive replacement bulbs
  • Bulb installation can be tricky
  • Lacks the dusk and dawn sensor
Review Summary

The Cooper Lighting SP100 Aluminum 75 - Watt Halogen Landscape Light is made of heavy and durable die-cast aluminum with green enamel finish for a perfect outdoor setting. It features effortless installation into the ground with its integrated stake, and is designed to accentuate or focus status, seasonal or holiday decors, fountains, foliages etc. Adjustable head helps in achieving desired focal point. The set include a 75 - Watt pure white halogen light that delivers bright beam of illumination with true color rendition plus it emits more light than a standard 120 - Watt floodlight. It is a perfect weatherproof landscape light, especially for wet locations. The unit comes with 3 feet of 18 - gauge and 3 wire grounded cord for installation convenience.

However, the bulb and the metal body becomes quite hot when in use and the replacement bulbs are pretty expensive. Some users also feel that inserting and installation the Halogen bulb is a tricky task. The new product lacks and 'dusk and dawn sensor' feature, but it will be solved by installing dusk and dawn plug-in controller (purchase separately).

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Solar powered rainbow maker
  • Real Swarovski crystals creates maximum effect
  • Bright sunlight powers the unit for colorful rainbows
  • Transparent case with colorful gears
  • Large suction cups attaches to the windows easily
  • Effects attract children and pets
  • Worth the money

    Cons

  • Suction cup and gears are not very durable
  • Does not work on battery
Review Summary

Kikkerland Solar - Powered Double Rainbow Maker comes in a transparent case with exposed motor, different colored gears with counter rotating crystals. It also has a large suction cup that easily attaches to a window glass. The solar panel powers the unit to revolve and refract light in all directions whenever the sunrays fall on the motor and gears. The two crystals are genuine Swarovski crystals that create maximum rainbow effect. The intensity of the light does not influence the speed of the unit, it either runs or it does not run.

However, many users feel the unit runs only during bright sun light and many some feel otherwise. The plastic gears and suction cups are not very durable. As the unit does not run on battery, it is seen that many units do not respond/function well. Some users also wished that the solar panel were on swivel base instead of being fixed.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Simple and easy to assemble
  • Marine grade white plastic construction
  • Includes stakes to withstand harsh weather
  • Breaks down flat for easy storage
  • Sturdy and highly durable
  • Well worth the money
  • Easy to follow instructions

    Cons

  • None
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Teak Isle Christmas Outdoor Nativity Set, Yard Nativity Scene is made of 1/2" marine grade white PVC (Plastic) sheet, which does not delaminate or requires any painting. It includes a staking kit that helps the set stand together and withstands harsh weather. This Nativity Set comes in eight pieces and is very easy to assemble. The set breaks down flat and stores in a compact space. The set also includes easy to understand instructions for repacking and the boxes are convenient storage.

Overall, the Teak Isle Christmas Outdoor Nativity Set, Yard Nativity Scene is highly recommended by users for its quality, durability, good construction and affordable price. It is lightweight and beautiful silhouette style outdoor nativity set that compliments any yard without looking overly commercial. 

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Perfect for handing lightweight items
  • Works on a variety of surfaces
  • Good quality adhesive strips
  • Removes easily without any mess or stains
  • Replacement strips also available
  • Great price for its quality features

    Cons

  • Very small in size
  • Holds super lightweight only
  • Buyers received white hooks instead of clear
Review Summary

The Command Decorating Clips are a damage free solution to simplify decoration and/or organization of lightweight wires or items. The product features innovative Command Adhesive Strips that hold strongly on a variety of surfaces including wood, tiles and paint. Just leave the strips to set for an hour after application and it's all ready to use. The good quality adhesive removes easily and cleanly leaving no marks, stains, sticky residue etc on the surface used. Replacement mountings strips are also available for convenience.

However, the hooks and strips are relatively very small and lightweight and can hold only very small or lightweight items. Some hooks could not hold even thin wires.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Self inflates quickly and easily
  • Easy set up with included stakes and ropes
  • All weather resistant quality fabric
  • Lights up at night
  • Deflates easily for convenient storage
  • Plugs into any standard outlet
  • Looks nice as front yard decoration

    Cons

  • Little expensive for its quality
  • Some pieces had hole in neck
  • Some pieces did not stand straight
Review Summary

The Airblown Lighted Sitting Turkey is made of weather-resistant fabric for longevity and makes a perfect outdoor decor for Thanksgiving. This turkey self inflates within seconds, and comes with required stakes and tethers for quick and easy setup. The turkey is dressed in pilgrim hat and checkered bandana that suits any holiday occasion. This pre-lit turkey comes with a 6 feet cord length and plugs into any standard outlet for convenience. It deflates quickly for easy and convenient storage.

However, some pieces came with hole in the neck that creates problems during inflating. At times, it is difficult to make the turkey stand straight. In addition, some users wished it had another bulb in front for more light.

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