When we built our home five years ago, we had the electrician install switched eave plugs. These are handy because they provide a convenient place to plug in your Christmas lights and you can turn them on and off from a switch inside your home. Five years later, we still haven’t invested in some nice eave lights, but we did run an extension cord from one of our switched eave plugs out to some Christmas lights we hung on the pine tree in our front yard. (It is a TANNENBAUM semi-dwarf mugo pine after all). The only problem was we kept forgetting to turn the lights on at sunset, and a few times we forgot to turn them off before going to bed, wasting money on electricity. Enter the solution to our problem… (drum roll)… a PROGRAMMABLE TIMER!