I decided that the family room could use a little Holiday warmth and used a very short string of lights to add a bit of a glow to our fireplace.
We seldom light an honest-to-goodness fire and I tend to use candles, instead. However, as I don't like to leave candles unattended, I seldom bother lighting them.
It scarcely matters, most of the time, because the love seat actually facing a tv and the cold, dark hearth is scarcely noticed. It being the Holiday Season - and very nearly Winter - the hearth was badly in need of some Cheer!
(Note: The string of lights is removed if the candles are lit, because the fire box gets quite hot!)