I just did the standard bauble in shot Christmas card pic for ePHOTOzine. I used a red cloth background to add extra colour and make the lights go brighter. Here’s a version without. The background is the patio window. A reflector (nearby Christmas card) was used to fill light in on the bauble.
The Olympus E-P2 had a Canon 50mm f/1,4 mounted on the front (another of my cheap eBay finds. My gadget pile is building!