Christmas is just 35 sleeps away - and this year is set to be very different.

Covid-19 might have put a stop to large Christmas gatherings, but that certainly does not mean the festive spirit is lost.

We asked readers if it was too early to decorate - and the overwhelming majority said no.

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Bucks Free Press:

With the challenges this year has brought, many of our readers have started Christmas festivities slightly early to spread some cheer.

Commenting on Facebook, Tina Anns wrote: "Absolutely not too early! Mine went up on Saturday. 

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"After this year, I wanted to see big happy smiles on my children’s faces and the tree going up did just that."

Bucks Free Press:

And Naomi Final said: "Ours have started to go up for some xmas cheer. It's been a very difficult year so we are extending the happiness."

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We also asked readers to send in pictures of their decorations - and we weren't disappointed! 

Bucks Free Press:

Some have kept things simple with a beautifully decorated tree, while others have gone all out and created an entire grotto in their back gardens.

We had so many pictures, we decided to put them up in two parts. The second part will be published tomorrow (Saturday).