Authentic Vintage Christmas Tree Lights

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Vintage Christmas Tree

If you want to celebrate your Christmas holiday with an authentic vintage Christmas tree, then you need to find authentic vintage Christmas tree lights to light up your tree.

Vintage Christmas lights were made differently both in shape, and style, than the strings of lights that are manufactured today, and to truly have an authentic looking vintage style Christmas tree, you should collect vintage Christmas lights as well as vintage and antique Christmas ornaments.

Vintage Christmas Lights

Vintage Christmas Tree Bubble Lights

Set of 7 Multi-color Christmas Bubble Lights with Green Wire
Buy Celebrations Lighting G11GR2A1 Set of 7 Multi-color Christmas Bubble Lights with Green Wire
These bubble lights are so much fun to watch on a tree. Kids love them.

  • As candle lights warm up, liquid starts bubbling
  • Approx. 7' long strand with Bulb Spaaing 12" apart.
  • Straight line set-additional sets can be strung together
  • End-to-end connectors allow you to connect multiple sets together
  • Multi-colored bubbling action, UL listed for indoor use only
Fun Set of 9 Vintage Replacement NOMA Christmas BUBBLE LIGHTS Glass Slugs
Fun Set of 9 Vintage Replacement NOMA Christmas BUBBLE LIGHTS Glass Slugs
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NOMA BUBBLE LITES box w 27 vintage Indoor or Outdoor Christmas Glass Light Bulb
NOMA BUBBLE LITES box w 27 vintage Indoor or Outdoor Christmas Glass Light Bulb
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Lot of 10 Vintage Christmas Bubble Light Bulbs
Lot of 10 Vintage Christmas Bubble Light Bulbs
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VINTAGE RARE 2 SETS OF MINI BUBBLE LIGHTS WORKING 10 STRAND W SPARES
VINTAGE RARE 2 SETS OF MINI BUBBLE LIGHTS WORKING 10 STRAND W SPARES
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Vintage Christmas Tree Reflectors

10 VINTAGE MID CENTURY GLOLITE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHT REFLECTORS UNUSED ORIG PKG
10 VINTAGE MID CENTURY GLOLITE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHT REFLECTORS UNUSED ORIG PKG
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HUGE Vintage Lot 140 ALUMINUM XMAS TREE LIGHT REFLECTORS Star Flower MID CENTURY
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Huge 40 pc Lot German Antique Vintage Tin Foil Christmas Light Reflectors
Huge 40 pc Lot German Antique Vintage Tin Foil Christmas Light Reflectors
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LOT OF 24 RETRO VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHT ALUMINUM REFLECTORS REDGOLD+++
LOT OF 24 RETRO VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHT ALUMINUM REFLECTORS REDGOLD+++
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Vintage Christmas Light Reflectors

One item that would help create a vintage looking Christmas tree is a collection of vintage Christmas tree aluminum light reflectors. These reflectors come in varying shapes, colors, and sizes, and are designed to reflect back the individual Christmas lights to increase the light, and sparkle on the Christmas tree.

I found a lot of these reflectors on Ebay, of which I listed some on this page. This would be a very fun addition to the glitter of a vintage Christmas tree.

Vintage Christmas Lights Strings

Two Vintage Noma and Parmount strings of C 6 Christmas Lights
Two Vintage Noma and Parmount strings of C 6 Christmas Lights
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2 Vintage PEERLESS Christmas tree light strings w Boxes Great Graphics
2 Vintage PEERLESS Christmas tree light strings w Boxes Great Graphics
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Vintage Strings of C 9 Noma and Paramount Christmas Lights
Vintage Strings of C 9 Noma and Paramount Christmas Lights
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2 Vintage Christmas Red  Green Wire Light Strings 15  7 SOCKETS PARAMOUNT
2 Vintage Christmas Red Green Wire Light Strings 15 7 SOCKETS PARAMOUNT
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Vintage Angel Christmas Lights

VINTAGE 1991 TELCO ANIMATED LIGHTED MUSICAL MOTION ETTES CHRISTMAS 18 ANGEL
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Vintage GE Set of 21 Angels Christmas Tree Lights Appear Unused Hallmark
Vintage GE Set of 21 Angels Christmas Tree Lights Appear Unused Hallmark
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Vintage Boy Caroler Animated Christmas Lighted Doll GMF 1989 Red Velvet VGUC
Vintage Boy Caroler Animated Christmas Lighted Doll GMF 1989 Red Velvet VGUC
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Vintage Bradford Electrified Star Light Angel Christmas Tree Topper
Vintage Bradford Electrified Star Light Angel Christmas Tree Topper
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Vintage Christmas tree fairy lights
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Vintage Christmas Lights Sizes

Just like today, vintage Christmas lights came in varying sizes and shapes. Some manufacturers had their own designations or you can search via bulb size. Ebay sellers often list the size of the bulbs, along with the bulb string length for comparison to what you already have.

If you are going to want the vintage Christmas lights to actually light up, make sure you look on the listing for the fact that the vintage lights actually work. Some people might be interested in the vintage lights for recycling into new art forms, or Christmas crafts.

If you are not sure, you can contact the seller on Ebay and ask them whatever questions you have.

Vintage Christmas Candle Lights

Vintage 18 Inch Wood  Cardboard Outdoor Christmas Candle Lights Up No Reserve
Vintage 18 Inch Wood Cardboard Outdoor Christmas Candle Lights Up No Reserve
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4 Vintage Radiant Christmas Lights 10 Candle Clip Screw In Bulbs 40 Lights
4 Vintage Radiant Christmas Lights 10 Candle Clip Screw In Bulbs 40 Lights
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Vintage Radiant Christmas Lights 10 Candle Clip Screw In Bulbs All Working
Vintage Radiant Christmas Lights 10 Candle Clip Screw In Bulbs All Working
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Vintage Christmas Candle Lights 3 Sets WORKS  Extra Spare Set Free
Vintage Christmas Candle Lights 3 Sets WORKS Extra Spare Set Free
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Vintage and Antique Christmas Lanterns

There are some very beautiful single vintage and antique Christmas light that are meant for a lamp or a stand alone lantern. Some are actually lanterns in themselves.

These single bulbs are often handmade and hand painted, real collector's items. Others house a light bulb, so that they are more like a lamp shade, than a lamp themselves. These are usually under $10.00, and can add a lot of vintage atmosphere to your Christmas theme.

Vintage Christmas Lights Replacement Bulbs

Vtg 8 C 9 1 2 Bright White Ceramic Brass Stem Tested Bulbs Inside Paint Xmas
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Vintage Christmas Lights GE Swirl C 9 C9 25 Ceramic Coated Bulbs Old Box Lot
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Vintage 2 Sets 15 Christmas Lights Outdoor C9 1 2 Bulbs 15feet Each Big Bulbs
Vintage 2 Sets 15 Christmas Lights Outdoor C9 1 2 Bulbs 15feet Each Big Bulbs
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Lot 6 Vintage C9 Christmas Bulb Light Strings Strands Cords
Lot 6 Vintage C9 Christmas Bulb Light Strings Strands Cords
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Vintage Santa Claus Christmas Lights

One of my personal favorite vintage Christmas light types are the Santa Claus shaped light bulbs and strings of light bulbs. Vintage Christmas lights are also available in other Christmas character shapes. I just love the look of the little Santa Claus heads, floating in the branches of the Christmas tree, amidst the vintage ornaments.

These light bulbs are usually made of glass or plastic, which are often hand painted, on milk glass or opaque glass, although you can also find them in plastic. You can also find vintage Santa Claus head covers to fit over modern light bulb strings. These add a lot of fun ambiance to your vintage Christmas tree. And they are also reasonable in price from about $10.00 to $20.00.

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Vintage Christmas lights were made differently both in shape, and style, than the strings of lights that are manufactured today, and to truly have an authentic looking vintage style Christmas tree, you should collect vintage Christmas lights as well as vintage and antique Christmas ornaments.

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