In Pictures: Christmas comes early as lights bring festive cheer during lockdown

By PA
·1-min read

Christmas decorations are going up extra-early this year, as householders and local authorities seek to spread festive cheer amid the ongoing gloom of coronavirus restrictions.

In Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Paul Fenning went all-out with his decorations, themed around classic seasonal stories The Grinch and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The Grinch and The Nightmare Before Christmas themed Christmas decoration
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The Grinch and The Nightmare Before Christmas themed Christmas decoration
(Danny Lawson/PA)
The Grinch and The Nightmare Before Christmas themed Christmas decoration
(Danny Lawson/PA)
The Grinch and The Nightmare Before Christmas themed Christmas decoration
(Danny Lawson/PA)
The Grinch and The Nightmare Before Christmas themed Christmas decoration
(Danny Lawson/PA)

Meanwhile in Soham, Cambridgeshire, the home of Helen and John Attlesey shone bright with festive lights.

The retired couple, who have put on their dazzling light display for almost a decade, raise money for East Anglia Children’s Hospices, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Dreamflight, that all helped their grandson Jacob recover from a serious form of epilepsy.

Christmas lights
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Christmas lights
(Joe Giddens/PA)
Christmas lights
(Joe Giddens/PA)
Christmas lights
(Joe Giddens/PA)
Christmas lights
(Joe Giddens/PA)

And lights sparkled in Liverpool city centre, despite the streets being quiet due to England’s four-week coronavirus lockdown.

Liverpool Christmas lights
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Liverpool Christmas lights
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Liverpool Christmas lights
(Peter Byrne/PA)
Liverpool Christmas lights
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Liverpool Christmas lights
(Peter Byrne/PA)
Liverpool Christmas lights
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