Okay, so I set out for Target this morning, because my mom needs a new set of midget lights to replace a bad portion of her pre-lit tree, and I figured I could use a set or two myself. The Christmas lighting section of Target, which was loaded with every type of light imaginable just after Thanksgiving, was nearly empty. All that was left was some outdoor icicle lights and a few specialty types. So I drive to the next nearest Target, only to find the same story. Wal-Mart? Same thing. K-Mart? Same thing. Home Depot? Same thing. All in all, I visited or called seven different stores, and none of them had your basic Christmas tree lights. How can this be?? At the stores I went to, I found other customers who were just as puzzled and perplexed as I was. God help anyone who has a part of their tree go dark, 'cause they ain't gettin' any help for that this year.