Light up this Christmas in our festive competition!

House lit up for Christmas at Caton.
House lit up for Christmas at Caton.

It’s that time of year when we head up into the loft to dig out the tinsel and start untangling all those fairy lights.

And many of you will be lighting up the outside of your homes with fantastic displays and decorations.

Many do it to simply cheer up their street and make people smile in these tough times.

Others are annual extravaganzas which raise money for charity.

But whatever it is that has your stringing up the bulbs, we’d love to see the results - and celebrate the very best with our competition.

We are asking readers to send us a short video clip of their homes done up and ready for Father Christmas.

We’ll put all your submitted clips onto our website at and there’ll be a cash prize for the best.

You don’t need to be Speilberg or have the greatest camera equipment to get involved.

Simply grab a few seconds of footage on your smart phone or camcorder and send it in.

You can email your entries to competition

Top tips for entries include:

l Keep your video clip short - 15 seconds maximum

l Entries must be video footage, not still photos

l Keep camera as still as possible

l We want to see the front of the house in all its glory!

l Don’t forget to include your name and contact details!

Good luck and get those cameras out.

We look forward to seeing all your filmed festive entries!