LOOK: Check out our ‘tack-tastic’ gallery of Xmas lights behind DOOR NUMBER 19! ??

Advent Calendar 2017

TO celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, First News is running an online advent calendar on First News Live! until Christmas Day.

We’ve got 25 festive treats wrapped up in the form of fun videos, celebrity shout-outs, Christmassy galleries (prepare for a parade of pups in Santa hats) and other surprises, ready and waiting for you! All you have to do is open the new “door” each day.


Over the last few weeks the First News team has stumbled across some seriously interesting bits and ‘baubles’ online while researching Christmas stories and features for the newspaper. Very, very interesting…

One of those things is pictures of houses from all over the world blanketed in some of the tackiest, twinkliest and cheesiest Christmas lights brightening up the world’s residential streets right now – but we secretly love it!

We heart the internet for this beautiful Christmas present. Enjoy the gallery!

Which pic is your favourite? Comment below and let us know! 

Tacky lights decoration in Virginia, USA


Passers-by admire a home adorned with Christmas kitsch in the Sydney suburb of Matraville. Every year clusters of streets around Sydney dazzle the neighbourhood with nativity scenes, faux snow, inflatable Santas, and twinkling fairy lights. (Photo credit: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images


Residents of the Lower North Shore suburb of Mosman decorate their homes with lights and elaborate decorations in celebration of Christmas in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)


Exterior christmas lights of the house of a farmer couple, Tom and Tina Grusecki, illuminate the street at Kent Ridge Park in Chicago, United States. (Photo credit: Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


A house covered in Christmas lights and decorations in Palmerstown, Dublin, Ireland. (Photo credit: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


A house covered in Christmas lights and decorations in Tallagh, Dublin, Ireland. (Photo credit: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

More! More! More!

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Lilyriorda · 5 years ago

I like the first one

mollyboo8 · 5 years ago

My favorite one is the 5th one because it has a "countdown till Christmas Santa claws!"