Nightmare before Christmas - are outdoor lights and decorations a delight or an eyesore?

This Is Local London: Would you be happy about living next door to this at Christmas? Would you be happy about living next door to this at Christmas?

WALK around any residential area before Christmas and you’ll probably find at a least a couple of show-offs whose houses are so brightly lit and elaborately decorated that even Clark Griswald would be jealous.

Do you think extravagant outdoor displays are a delight to see or are you someone who says “bah humbug” and thinks they’re an eyesore?

Have you ever gone crazy decorating your own home for Christmas or got into a rivalry with neighbours over who has the best display?

Would you want to live near to a house decorated the same as in the picture above?

Add your comments below – and also email us if you’ve taken pictures of any examples of festive flamboyance this year.

For your viewing pleasure, here are two more houses which have really been lit up this year.

This first one is from Pete Turner who has decorated the outside of his house in Pickford Road, Bexleyheath. Pete said: "Everyone loves it…..I think!"

This Is Local London: Christmas lights in Bexleyheath

And this second one is from Bishop Jonathan Blake in Danson Crescent, Welling, who's gone Christmas crazy for the 11th year to raise money for Save the Children.

This Is Local London: Christmas lights in Welling

This Is Local London: Burning Questions

After today Burning Questions is taking a little break to rest and recharge over Christmas, plus to have a few sherries with its mates Flaming Problems and Blazing Discussions.

But it will be back in the New Year with more goodies to do with bed and bathroom habits, bread, biscuits and boxers.

Meanwhile, if there’s a daft argument you’re often having with friends and workmates or a silly little question that’s always puzzled you, get in touch and maybe we’ll put it out there to see if collective knowledge can settle it.

Comments (3)

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4:49pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Agent_dave says...

Too much money on their hands, these folk
Too much money on their hands, these folk Agent_dave

6:06pm Fri 13 Dec 13

peetee67 says...

I wish I had too much money Dave! Bah humbug!
I wish I had too much money Dave! Bah humbug! peetee67

1:43pm Mon 16 Dec 13

PaulErith says...

Waste of electricity!
Waste of electricity! PaulErith

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