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A Couple In Birmingham Have Already Put Up Their Christmas Lights

A Couple In Birmingham Have Already Put Up Their Christmas Lights

Don't get me wrong, Christmas is a beautiful time of year where you get to catch up with family and friends, eat your bodyweight in comfort food and maybe get the odd present or two. Some take serious pride in putting up their tree and decorating the shit out of it until it becomes more tinsel than tree.

But that 'time of year' seems to start earlier every year, as shopping centres begin to advertise the festive season by putting out their Christmas stock and playing carols over the speakers. It's fine in December, but surely not in October - some of us are still grappling with the idea summer is over. We don't need a reminder that it will soon be bitterly cold.

While the Coca-Cola Christmas truck has already been spotted around the UK ahead of its tour, some people have decided to start putting up lavish lights around the properties. Take John and Jean Copestick for example, who started in September, and have a whopping 10,000 decorations dotted around their Birmingham home.

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John say: "We've been doing it about 30 years, maybe longer. A lot of it is for the children at the local schools who come every year to see it, that's mostly why I like to do it.

"The teachers bring them, sometimes they bring the special needs children where my lads went to school - they used to bring a coachload of them.

"I know it's a little early - but we just love Christmas.

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"If you saw their faces when they walk in you'd understand, especially the little ones. They think its just magic."

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To be fair, that's a decent reason to kick off the Christmas spirit, even if there are more than 60 days to go before 25 December. They've apparently forked out £7,000 ($9,250) for their incredible and bright set-up.

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John adds: "We have a nice big tree, chocolates everything. We've got snowmen, scenery, gingerbread houses and loads of Father Christmases.

"We used to have a big Santa and a sleigh on the roof but I can't get up there anymore.

"The decorations we've got in the back garden, you can't buy them anymore. So I have to keep on patching them up as best as I can.

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"People think they are amazing but some think we're showing off. We aren't. If you don't like them then ignore them.

"My wife would have them up all year round if she could - she loves it."

While it may seem very early for Christmas decorations, at least they bring joy to John and Jean, as well as others in their neighbourhood.

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