Caution: Holidays Ahead

Spent the morning sorting out the lights on the Christmas tree. I'm beginning to think the elves run around and jumble them up during the summer, rather than working ahead on next year's toys.
At what point does it become easier to purchase a new tree already strung with lights? It also appears that one out of every ten bulbs is burned out. Speaking of which, is it too early to be tired of all the holiday madness?