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26 best Christmas lights that will make your friends and neighbours jealous

The holidays are coming! Enjoy our edit of the best Christmas lights for your home...

Leanne Bayley

This year we're all contemplating putting up our Christmas lights earlier than we ever have done. Why? Because after the year we've had, we all want some festive cheer, and you can't beat the sparkle of Christmas. As the stores fill with Christmas decorations and gift ideas, we're checking out the best lights for indoors and outdoors. 

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When should Christmas decorations go up? 

In the UK, people usually go with the rule of putting their Christmas decorations up 12 days before Christmas or going for the second Saturday in December, which this year is 12 December 2020. We predict it'll be a lot earlier this year due to more of us being at home bored due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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What are the Christmas lights trends for 2020? 

Whether you're after something classy for your fireplace or something little wacky for your front door. We've got everything you need to get in the festive mood. We predict a rise in rainbow coloured Christmas lights after the UK's obsession with rainbows in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Snowflake projectors are also gaining popularity.

Best Christmas lights for indoors 

Choose from classic fairy lights in white or bright colours to fun festive figures... 

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Reindeer LED Lit Figure White Small, £40, John Lewis & Partners

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Neon Star Light, Large Pure White, £30, John Lewis & Partners

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White twig tree with lights, £99.95, Sparkle Lighting 

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Pre-lit Christmas star, £30, The White Company 

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Frosted Ball Lights, £6, Marks & Spencer 

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Light up curtain, £18.99, Amazon 

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Best rainbow coloured lights for Christmas

Can't decide what colour to go for? Go for every colour of the rainbow to bring some festive cheer.

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Multi-coloured 80 LED Morphing Vine Lights, £50, John Lewis & Partners 

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Ombre Christmas lights, £56, NotOnTheHighStreet

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Christmas LED curtain, £2.32, eBay 

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Best Christmas lights for the tree

There are LOADS of epic Christmas lights you can decorate your tree with, but these are our favourite right now... 

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John Lewis & Partners 180 LED Snowflake Lights, £35, John Lewis & Partners 

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Berries Bulb Inclusion Lights, £15, Marks & Spencer

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Compact Christmas tree lights, £50, The White Company 

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Star string lights, £10, Oliver Bonas

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Best Christmas lights for outdoors 

Show the neighbours that you rule the street...

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Proud Stag Twinkling LED Lit Figure, £200, John Lewis & Partners 

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Falling lights, £17.99, Amazon 

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Outdoor penguin trio, £89.99, Lights4Fun 

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Roof/window light, from £23.95, eBay

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Best Christmas lights for windows 

It's the most magical time of year so it's up to you if you want to go the extra mile and decorate your windows...

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Osby trio of window lights, £49.99, Lights4Fun

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Light up Christmas decorations 

From cute light up candles to baubles and decorative details, shop our favourites... 

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Home Dutch Glam Large Gel Candle, £9, Argos

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Wave Tree with Lights - Set of 2, £30, Amara

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Star LED lights, £2.50, Primark

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Snowflake Projector (indoors or outdoors), £29.99, Amazon 

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Sphere with lights, £69.95, Sparkle Lighting 

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Christmas Light Up Noel Wreath, £43, NotOnTheHighStreet

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Light-up monogram bauble, £4, Next 

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Christmas Copper Gem All-Year-Round Plants terrarium with lights, £99.95, Selfridges

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