Best indoor Christmas lights 2020

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When it comes time to choose the best indoor Christmas lights for your home, you’ll probably first think of the lights that go on your tree. While decorating the tree is no doubt one of the best parts of the holiday season, there are dozens of other places in your house where a string of lights can add just as much twinkling holiday coziness.

The best indoor Christmas lights are ones that are easy to set up and can go in areas you may not think of, like on top of cabinets or hanging in a window. Many lights can also be used to make decorations and crafts, or can simply wrap around other decorations to make them stand out.

Many indoor Christmas lights are battery-operated so they can be placed in areas that don’t have a plug. While they can be multicolored or white, keep in mind that white lights mean you can leave them up longer (or even year-round).

The Best Indoor Christmas Lights

Take a look at our top picks for festive indoor lights.

1. Twinkle Star Window Curtain String Light

Price: $17.99

This set of 300 LED window curtain string lights has eight different settings to make the lights blink in different patterns, including in waves and twinkling. They are waterproof and also safe to hang in curtains.

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2. Vont Starry Fairy Lights

Price: $11.99

This cord of 200 Vont Starry Fairy Lights is 66 feet long and made of bendable copper, so you can use the lights pretty much anywhere, including on curtains or as wall decor. You can even wrap them around furniture or trees if you want to use them outside.

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3. Twinkle Star String Lights

Price: $16.99

These Twinkle Star String Lights are 49 feet long and include 100 LED stars, with about 4 inches in between each star. They have eight different functions depending on the occasion or mood, including slow glow, flashing and twinkling.

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4. Prextex 100-Count Clear Green Wire Christmas Light Set

Price: $13.99

If you’re looking for some traditional white lights, these Prextex 100-Count Clear Christmas Lights are the best indoor Christmas lights for you. While they can be used pretty much anywhere, they are perfect for wrapping around a tree, as the wire is green and will blend right in.

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5. JMEXSUSS LED Fairy String Lights

Price: $12.99

These JMEXSUSS LED Fairy String Lights have 100 high-brightness LED bulbs strung on a 33-foot-long strand of wire. The wire is transparent, so it can hide discreetly inside garlands, a Christmas tree and more.

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6. Twinkle Star Fairy String Lights

Price: $19.99

If you’re looking for multicolored lights, these Twinkle Star Fairy String Lights are 66 feet long and light up yellow, red, green and blue. The 200 LED bulbs offer eight lighting modes, which can be changed with the press of a button.

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7. Sanniu Led String Lights

Price: $6.99

These Sanniu LED String Lights are battery-powered, so they can be used pretty much anywhere. The 16-foot light set has 50 bright yellow LEDs and is flexible, so you can bend it however you like.

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8. Ehome Starry Fairy String Light

Price: $7.99

These Ehome Starry Fairy String Lights are strung on 33 feet of copper wire and include 100 LED bulbs. The lights are waterproof, so they can be used anywhere indoors or outside, and they’re powered by a USB plug or power bank instead of batteries.

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9. Globe Ball String Lights

Price: $14.99

These Globe Ball String Lights have 100 LED blubs made of plastic, so they are shatter-proof. Choose from eight lighting modes and a timer that allows you to keep them on for six hours before they turn off on their own.

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10. Holiday Joy Multi-Color Green Wire Christmas Tree String Lights

Price: $24.99

These classic Holiday Joy Multi-Color String Lights are on a green wire, so they will blend in with a tree or garland. For indoor or outdoor use, there are 300 lights on each 31-foot cord.

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Will you be buying some indoor lights to decorate for the season?

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