If you do a search for “festival of lights” you’re going to see an amazing number of returns on your query. It seems like every town, country, neighborhood or continent has its share of a festival of lights. As for music, well, everyone loves music. So you put the two together and You. Cannot. Miss. This list of musical Christmas lights is where we point you to the magic alchemy between light and music. Just think of it: you’re decorating, listening to music, munching on a great fruitcake from our list of the Top 10 Best Fruitcakes to Buy for Christmas. It is magical. Most of the items below are lights you can string up, but there are other options represented, too. Whatever you choose, we wish you the bestest and mostest lit up, musical Christmas there’s ever gonna be! (Ed. note – our writer knows that “bestest” and “mostest” are not real words. He’s just excited about these great items.)
1. Mr. Christmas Programmable Lite-Write Laser Show
Mr. Christmas has been doing his thing for more than 80 years. The company makes a wide variety of indoor and outdoor lights, including the Mr. Christmas Programmable Lite-Write Laser Show. If you want musical Christmas lights that can really be customized, this might be the product you’re looking for. Like most outdoor laser holiday light set ups, this one is plugged in and placed a distance away so it can beam the light onto your home. It’s got a coverage area of 100 square feet at a 30-foot distance for the laser show and for programmable messages the maximum readable distance is 50 feet. It comes with a tripod and is timer and adapter operated. You can produce graphics and words and, of course, your creations can be synchronized to music produced by the laser box. Mr. Christmas says that they don’t use “stock music chips readily available in the industry, we arrange our own music.” To get a look at the product, you can see it featured on a t.v. shopping network in this YouTube video:
Price: $106.99 (29 percent off MSRP)
2. Red Musical Bell Christmas Lights
These lights are for indoor use and when they talk about music, they aren’t kidding. The product features 25 different Christmas tunes. The 40 red bells can be lighted with or without the music, which might come in handy when you need a little quiet. They’re multi-function lights that can be set in a variety of ways: flashing; double-dancing; single-dancing; cascading; and combination. The string of lights is 22 feet and the lights are spaced six and a half inches apart. They do have the plug with end connector so you can string multiple items together (not to exceed 210 watts).
3. Holiday Essence Synchronized Multi Color Bells
This product is just about the same as the previous, except these bells are multi-colored in red, green, blue and yellow.
Price: $22.95 (8 percent off MSRP)
4. Brylane Home Musical Pathway Bells
This outdoor set of three musical Christmas lights features 15 different Christmas carols. The six inch red bells hang from shepherd’s hooks that stand 44 inches high. The LED lights and music are motion sensored, so when your guests come up the walkway they’ll be met with the nice sights and sounds. Mr. Christmas sells the same type of thing, but the stock tends to be low whereas the Brylane Home Musical Pathway Bells don’t have a low stock.
5. Smart Christmas Music Lights
This is a great one for the person who is into the smart home scene. These musical Christmas lights are controllable via your smart device using Bluetooth. As for the lights, there are 25 of them and they’re faceted with a pretty traditional Christmas tree bulb look. The lights dance to the beat of the music, and there is plenty of music with this product. The speaker box is “disguised” as a gift, so it looks right at home under a tree. When you control it with the app, you’ll be able to choose from any of the 25 pre-loaded Christmas tunes and light shows. Another bonus: you can play any song from your device through the app.
6. Holiday Essence Musical Twinkle Christmas Lights
This string of white twinkling lights is for indoor use. These musical Christmas lights feature 140 clear lights on the 26 foot long string and they’re spaced two inches apart. As for music, the product comes loaded with 25 different Christmas tunes, including all the traditional carols. The lights can be adjusted to twinkle in eight different patterns and extra bulbs are included. They also come in red.
Price: $15.95 (36 percent off MSRP)
7. Rudolph 50 Year Anniversary Musical String Lights
This one is from the you-gotta-be-kidding-me department because it’s just so great. It’s Rudolph, from the classic t.v. special that we all love. These musical Christmas lights will get noticed by everyone. It’s a six light set for indoor use only and it comes loaded with three holiday songs. Another Amazon vendor has these for sale, but not as many in stock. This product is battery operated (batteries are included) and the color-changing lights are LEDs. Ready, Rudolph? Ready, Santa!
8. Mr. Christmas Stepping Santa Musical Decoration
Whereas most of the pieces on this list are stringable lights, this one is a decoration with lights and with music. Even better: it’s with a Santa who has serious moves! It’s a 40 inch tall step ladder and the action is Santa going up and down the ladder with Christmas lights that he’s working to string up himself. Next to the base of the ladder is Santa’s red decorated sleigh, which holds the end of the bulb line and also hides the power source and the speakers. It comes with 15 different carols that play continuously. Quite the unique version of musical Christmas lights.
9. LED Musical Angel String Lights
This indoor string of lights is battery operated (three AA batteries, which are included). The angels light up as the song “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing” plays. The strand is nine feet long. Because it’s battery operated, there’s a lot of versatility with this and where you can place it.
10. Aelite Smart LED Bulb With Speaker
You could call this item on the list a DIY type of musical Christmas light because you do have a lot of control with it. Step one – screw the bulb in. Step two – turn it on. Step three – download the app (either iOS or Android compatible). Step four – Adjust the light output to whatever colors you want (green and red, anyone?). Step five – use your smart device to play the music of your choice through the bulb’s speaker (Christmas carols, anyone?). Very easy and versatile.