The majority of comments gently, kindly suggested that I go with white lights this holiday season. Which I totally get, and love, especially the part about how they look like candlelight, and too, the shimmery, twinkly quality they have is magical.
My favorite thrift store, the one I write about in Road Map (where I took poor Avery, as a baby, and sort of hoped there would be a big revelation, or at least some sign for me as to what I should do next) had colored globe lights for sale.
They perfectly match my favorite ornament, which we’ve had for so long I forget where or how we got it. I’m feeling very nostalgic–it’s a Rankin/Bass Christmas around here this year!