CHRISTMAS lights are being switched on all over Dorset.

Residents are starting to put their trees up and deck the halls as the countdown to Christmas gets under way.

With less than four weeks to go until the big day, preparations are set to start ramping up as we head towards December.

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A number of houses will be going to town with lights, decorations and festive ornaments.

Have you transformed your home into Santa's grotto or winter wonderland for Christmas?

If so, we'd love to hear from you as we launch the search for Dorset's most festive home.

Alternatively, if you've previously decked out your home in style for Christmas and have decided to scale things back this year due to the cost of living, we'd also like to hear from you, too.

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