Country Living (USA)
Peruse homes painted a classic red (pg. 52) and host an epic snow-day feast inspired by Montana’s real-life winter wonderland, Paws Up Resort
Start with enough: You’ll need roughly 500 lights for a seven-foot tree—or, if you’re really big on twinkle—100 lights for every foot, more if your tree is on the wider side. (Try GE’s Energy Smart Colorite Miniature LED 100-Light Set, $20; amazon.com.) Turn them on, then—here’s the surprise!—start at the top and string them vertically (up and down the tree in a curvy, rickrack-esque motion) as opposed to around. Even the pros at Rockefeller Center do it this way—and with 50,000 bulbs! Tuck the cord inside the branches, then admire your glowing handiwork.