One family has covered their entire house in Christmas decorations – despite it being more than two months until the big day.
Helen and John Atlesi light up their home in Soham, Cambs for charity each year.
And though there won’t be any major switch-on events this year due to Covid, the couple has stepped out to get into the festive spirit.
Light-up snowmen and saints can be seen in front of the house, while a row of glowing Christmas trees welcome guests.
The display also heavily featured stars, bells and jingle balls, which Helen and John briefly lit for the initial test switch-on.
Helen said: “Not all of them are ready but we have started and it is definitely a work in progress.
“Like last year, we’ll turn them on when we think we’re ready – it’ll probably be mid-November.”
Their 2020 performance raised £12,895.57 – more than double last year’s total – for three charities close to the couple’s hearts.
The money was divided between three charities that have helped his grandchildren: Children’s Hospice of East Anglia, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Dreamflight, which each year take a group of children to Disneyland.
It is expected that this year’s festive period will be more relaxed than last year’s, when Christmas light switch-on was canceled across the country.
A father was threatened last year by police with a coronavirus fine of £10,000 – for decorating his home with festive lights.
This came when large gatherings were banned during the winter, with families only being able to form a Christmas bubble between three households from 23 to 27 December.
Boris Johnson said this week: “I think Christmas this year will be much better than last year.”