POLL: The best Christmas house in Comet country

AS LIGHTS have been going up at houses across Stevenage and North Herts, The Comet want to know which is YOUR favourite festive display.

These 14 houses, sent in by readers and spotted by our photographer, have made the competition final.

Gemma Smart nominated a house in Danefield Road, Pirton because she thought it “looks fantastic with its Christmas lights.”

And this year 18-year-old Freda Marsh was given a helping hand by her uncle, Matthew Marsh to light up her house on Leaves Spring, Stevenage for her nine-year-old sister, Florrie Elmahdy who is receiving treatment from Great Ormond Street Hospital for a breathing problem.

Freda said: “Every year we have put a few Christmas lights up and this year we just decided to go all out for my sister.

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“People who come by the house have made a donation and that money will go to the hospital as a little thank you.”

Meanwhile John Daniels who lives on Woolners Way, Stevenage has also shown how it should be done.

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While James Creighton of Grove Road has shown a shining example of festive spirit.

The 24-year-old started lighting up his house with Christmas decorations in early November.

He said: “I have spent thousands of pounds in decorating my house. I have LED lights, Christmas trees, a 10ft snowman, and I light the house up every day for people to come by and have a look at for a donation.”

Mr Creighton will be donating the money to Great Ormond Street Hospital. He said he was inspired to light up the house as his parents always made the effort to decorate the house when he was a child.

“As an adult I have gone a little crazy, I think it brings a smile to people’s faces and gets them in the Christmas spirit.”

Our photographer has also spotted displays in, Lammas Path, Stevenage, Stevenage Road, Walkern, Moors Ley, The Crescent Letchworth GC, Mount Cottage, Willian and Hitchin Road, Pirton.

* To vote, view our gallery, before choosing your festive favourite in our poll. The winner and runners-up will be crowned and featured in the January 3 edition of the Comet. Voting closes on December 31 at 2pm.

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