ARE these the most festive homes in Dorset?

We’ve invited readers to share pictures of their Christmas decorations and illuminations that are helping to add a touch of festive magic to neighbourhoods. 

They are helping to spread cheer in streets across the area.

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Here’s a round-up of some of the best ones we’ve been sent so far.

Tell us which one is your favourite by casting your vote in our poll.

Photos as Christmas lights switched on in Byron Road in New Milton

And if you want to share a picture of your Christmas house, there’s still time.

Just click the button at the bottom of this story.

House one

Bournemouth Echo:

This very merry property is in Fraser Road. 

Jade Williams said: "We do them every year. This is the first year there has been this many."

She said she decked out her home to spread some festive cheer. 

House two

Bournemouth Echo:

An inflatable Santa, nutcracker and even a giant polar bear.

This cheerful scene can be found outside Tricia Risbridger's home in Canford Heath.

She said: "All for charity hoping to raise a few pounds for the Dorset Children's Foundation and Amelia's Rainbow charities that support our little one with severe disabilities."

House three 

Bournemouth Echo:

Bright lights adorn this property in Christchurch.

It's something of a neon wonderland with Christmas lights of just about every type you can think of. 

Kelvin Pinchen simply said: "You cant stop Christmas."

And who are we to argue?