I think a lot of that is from how I grew up. My mom needlepointed our Christmas stockings so I have the one I grew up with and made one for my husband (it took me aaaages!). While I can appreciate colored lights, I'm a purist on my tree and really only like white. We got these cool LED lights this year that you can switch from white to colored which is a nice compromise for my husband who likes the colored lights.
I like greenery, candles, holly, pinecones, all the traditional holiday elements. I love the decorations that my mom used in our house growing up and I still put them out. I can't really imagine my Christmas decor changing too much in the future since the tradition of everything I have is so meaningful to me.
But that doesn't mean I don't appreciate more creative, think-outside-of-the-box Christmas decor. Here are a few of some createful ideas I've come across lately. (And yes, if you know me, createful is a word).