Love them or loathe them it’s a fact that outdoor Christmas décor is becoming more elaborate every year. Many towns and cities hold competitions for the best dressed house to help bring a community spirit – for others it’s a matter of ‘beating the neighbours’ by having more lights and décor than anyone on the street!
To stand any chance of impressing the neighbours you’ll find that decorating the house is a real art form.
Step away from the bling of the house and add some awesome lights to highlight the trunk and branches of a tree or two.
Go with the trend of using letters to spell-out seasons greetings.
Spiral lighted trees make a great alternative for those who don’t have, or want, a real Christmas tree in their front garden.
A giant illuminated snowman is a jolly way to show you’re in holiday mode.
Go completely overboard and put lights on absolutely everything!
If you want something completely unique you could always follow this household’s idea and suspend an old car between two trees and have a couple of illuminated reindeer looking as if they’re pulling it!
Add giant inflatables to really bling up your home and garden.
Lots of people are opting for animated outdoor decorations to up the ante, so to speak.
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Throw open your garage doors and turn it into a Santa Grotto.
If you really want to impress tracer lights to make it look as if Santa, animals etc. are moving are a must.
This elaborate display comprises of 250,000 lights – they obviously have too much money to care about the cost of the electricity when it’s lit up.