UK house switches on with 50,000 dazzling Christmas lights

Brothers behind one of Britain's most festive Christmas homes have covered their house - with 50,000 lights.

Builders Lee and Paul Brailsford have spent 27 years turning their mum Rosemary's house into an idyllic winter wonderland.

They have even raised over 90K for charity with the festive effort.

The cash goes to Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal who help children at Bristol Children's Hospital.

The display includes lights as well as life-size Santas, snowmen, rope-light shapes, trains, elves and a large reindeer family in the garden.

Recognised as one of the largest private Christmas lights displays in the UK it takes six weeks to carefully piece together the display.

The brothers said: ''This year we are doing our famous cookie cabin, with hot chocolates, raffles, cookies & cakes.''

A switch on took place on December 1 at the family home in Brentry, Bristol.

The Brailsford home will light up every night through Christmas.