MELKSHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Christmas festive lights adorn a detached house in a suburban street in Melksham, December 8, 2012 in Melksham, England. The lights, a popular festive attraction, have returned to the town after a two-year absence and have raised thousands of pounds for charity for a local hospice, Dorothy House. The display, which is estimated to involve over 100,000 bulbs, worth over 30,000 GBP and even needed an up-rated electricity supply installed to cope with the additional power needed, is the brainchild of householder and electrician Alex Goodhind. This year, the display which Mr Goodhind began fifteen years ago now takes a team of professional electricians five weeks to complete, and even includes a snow machine. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Christmas lights around the world
As Christmas draws near for the millions who celebrate it, people around the world are decorating their homes with dazzling light displays.