VIDEO: The house with Christmas decorations so spectacular the family can’t boil the kettle

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It is undoubtedly one of the most ambitious and spectacular sets of Christmas decorations in the country.

However, for this household, decking the halls means the family are having to make flasks of tea every evening, because the amazing displays draw so much power that extra outputs like a kettle might overload the system.

The house's spectacular decorations

The house's spectacular decorations

Electrician Wayne Skinner, aged 26, has worked on making his house’s Christmas lights ever more special – even though the huge number of lights puts an extra £500 on the family’s electricity bill.

The display - which also features music – is also raising money for an air ambulance charity. In previous years, the display has raised thousands of pounds for various local charities.

Wayne says he has no idea how much they’ve spent on decorations over the years.

Their music is even broadcast on 93FM radio wavelengths so that people can listen in to the display if the weather is bad.

The house's spectacular decorations

The house's spectacular decorations

Lights include displays Wayne bought from Blackpool Illuminations, which he says were his inspiration.

He said: “I’ve always wanted to get a job working on the Blackpool Illuminations, but I think they only employ people who live nearby, so I decided to make my own.

“It’s a nice thing to put a hobby into making people smile, making people happy and raising money for charity at the same time. It’s a win-win.”

Every year Wayne and his dad John, both from Bolsover, Derbyshire, spend seven weeks working on the decorations.

Each Christmas more and more is added.

This year there is a ‘reindeer cam’ in one of the reindeer’s eyes, beaming footage of people watching the displays into Wayne’s frontroom television.

The display was officially unveiled by Wayne’s mum Susan, who arrived on a white carriage pulled by two white shire horses, adorned with blue fairy lights.

The decorations also include a dot-matrix pixel screen, and the lights flash in time to the music, programmed to each individual song using computers.

Wayne said: “It took me six and a half hours to program Frozen – the latest song we’ve added.”