ROBIN and Carol French have been decorating their home with festive lights every Christmas for the past 20 years.

This year is no exception, with the couple, who live in Parkside, Spennymoor, spending more than £1,000 over the past four years.

Mr French said: "We started off small but over the years it has got bigger and bigger.

"We do this for our pleasure and people come down the street to have a look. We have people sitting outside in their cars.''

The switch-on was December 8 and people can enjoy the view every day after 4.30pm.

Mr French said: "I like all the lights we have got, but I think my favourite one is the big net light in the front bedroom.''