Here’s How to Fix Christmas Lights That Have Burned Out

This Christmas light fix won't cost a cent.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve already started to hear the sweet jingle of sleigh bells in my head. Christmas is right around the corner, and there’s no better time to unpack the Christmas decorations and prep delicious hot cocoa bombs to enjoy with the fam. It’s time to decorate the Christmas tree!

But what happens when you finally unpack the strands twinkling lights to find most of them all burned out? Talk about a bummer! Lucky for you, we’ve got a quick fix.

How to Fix Christmas Lights

Don’t you hate it when you’ve got the atmosphere set to deck the halls, and suddenly, a strand of lights won’t light? Been there! But don’t worry, TikTok user @lizlovery has a valuable piece of festive information.

First, untangle the strands of lights that have (seemingly) kicked the bucket. Find the male plug end of the lights and look for a little panel with arrows—this is actually a mini fuse box. Do you remember the tiny bag of extra bulbs and such that comes with each new set of lights? Hopefully, you kept them in a safe place, because they’re about to come in handy!

Flip up the little panel on the plug, and you should see two little fuses. Simply take the new, unused fuses from the little bag and replace the dead ones. Plug the lights in again—and the strand should come to life. You now know how to fix Christmas lights!

@lizlovery Don’t forget to check the fuse box on your string lights! 💡 🎄 #hometips #christmas #holidaytips #decor #homedecor #decoraring #christmasdecor #hacks ♬ Up Beat (Married Life) – Kenyi

And don’t forget to make Christmas fun and interactive with your kiddos with homemade ornaments! Because everyone knows nothing beats the warmth of a gift made with love.

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Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.