One of the best parts of the festive period is getting your house all decked out for Christmas.

In the case of these Cumbrians, they were willing to go the extra mile in order to make Noel special for the youngsters of their communities and in, many cases, to raise money for charity at the same time.

In today's gallery, we have a look at some of the best efforts in our region over the years to mark our countdown to the big day next month!

For those featured, undoubtedly, these pictures will bring back happy memories of times of community spirit, time spent with family and cherished recollections of childhood!

As ever, if you spot yourself and have a story to tell, make sure to get in touch!