We bought our current house just before Xmas last year. Not many of our Xmas lights made the move. Spent close to $600 on LED lights for this year (and going forward). Damn straight I put them away very carefully
Pretty cool though, I took a ~30ft tree in our backyard and coated it in white and blue LEDs with a matching white LED star at the top. Ran a cross fader controller deal and it would go from white to blue with the star, and then white+blue with the star, then cycle over. Pretty cool effect. Huge pain to get the lights back off after a recent wind storm. Figure next year I'll use the top of the same tree and then stakes spreading out in front of the tree. Create a triangle shaped tree with the same fading effects, and a lot easier to put up and take down.