ONE couple's continued Christmas efforts to spread festive cheer has returned as they once again light up the sky with their many fairy lights.

Tony and Pat Ayris have decorated almost every inch of their Bicester home in Christmas lights to spread a bit of joy among the community.

Have you seen a light show to rival The Ayris' home? Send your pics below

It is a tradition which the pair have done for some 15 years and despite Mr Ayris being 85 years old he still does his bit to get up on the roof and set them all in place.

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He said: "I put the lights up on the roof in September, otherwise once the weather gets bad you can't get up there.

"I should think all in all, adding up all the time it takes it would be well over a week's worth of work putting the lights up.

"We have reindeers, Father Christmas', snowmen and all sorts. We also have decorated all inside including three Christmas trees."

The pair decorate the house each year for charity and this year are collected for the Hummingbird Cancer Support and Therapy Centre in Launton, near Bicester.

Mr Ayris said last year the pair raised about £2,000 for the same cause.

  • Have you seen a house expertly decorated for Christmas or have decked the outside of your own? Send in your best Christmas lights pictures.

Houses decked out for Christmas

Homes from across the county which owners have gone all out to decorate for the festive season - send us your best pictures!

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Homes from across the county which owners have gone all out to decorate for the festive season - send us your best pictures!

Snow machine and winter wonderland . Built in with media video footage of magic Christmas moments . All for my daughter and spirit of kids

Snow machine and winter wonderland . Built in with media video footage of magic Christmas moments . All for my daughter and spirit of kids
Mathew Gregory
Snow machine and winter wonderland . Built in with media video footage of magic Christmas moments . All for my daughter and spirit of kids
Mathew Gregory
Snow machine and winter wonderland . Built in with media video footage of magic Christmas moments . All for my daughter and spirit of kids
Mathew Gregory
Snow machine and winter wonderland . Built in with media video footage of magic Christmas moments . All for my daughter and spirit of kids
Mathew Gregory

Some readers have already sent in their efforts, with Dawn Jackson's house near Banbury (pictured below) offering up a colourful festive treat. 

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In Abingdon, Paul Smith's household has gone for a warming winter wonderland feel, with their front lawn (below) decked out in red lights.

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If you think you can beat their efforts, send us your pictures.