A DAD who was criticised by his neighbours for putting up his Christmas lights and decorations too early has blasted them as “killjoy scrooges”.
Dan Taylor, 32, has already decorated the front of his house with a Santa’s grotto with eight festive penguins, a Santa ginger breadman, llama and a polar bear.
5Dan Taylor has already finished decorating his house for Christmas in early NovemberCredit: fpnw.co.uk©20225But he has blasted some of his neighbours who criticised the early light showCredit: fpnw.co.uk©20225Lit up penguins are included in the festive displayCredit: fpnw.co.uk©2022The painter and decorator is thought to be one of the earliest to put up his Christmas lights across the nation.
There are also several Santas in the £1,000 display and Dan even has plans for a festive dinosaur and a sausage dog at his home in Wrexham, North Wales.
However, he has been heavily criticised for putting up his lights too early before Bonfire Night and a bad example during the cost-of-living crisis.
But dad-of-four Dan hit back: “I’m not bothered by the criticism.
“Most people love it and come and see it. We also raise some money for charity.
“People who don’t like it are scrooges. I love Christmas and it is so magical.
“There is nothing wrong with putting up my decorations early.”
And Dan added that he and his family wanted to lift the mood after the pandemic.
He continued: “My kids love it and I want to raise spirits after all the Covid stuff.
“Yes I am on the earliest to put them up, but it’s not too early.
“People have had a go saying it’s not right before Bonfire Night but I don’t care.
“Some people are just scrooges and want to moan. But they won’t put me off.”
The painter and decorator put up his Yuletide display on November 1 helped by wife Catherine and kids Alfie 11, Ethan ten, Jack, six, and and four-year-old Olivia.
“People who don’t like it are scrooges. I love Christmas and it is so magical.”Dan Taylor, 32
Dan, who also drives a taxi at the weekend, said he was “proud” of being one of the earliest to get their lights up.
“We’re all very excited for Christmas. All the lights are energy saving so it doesn’t cost me as much as people think.
“And I don’t think it’s bad luck having them up too early. I did it last year as well.
“I definitely think I’m one of the earliest to put them up in Wales, never mind the whole of the UK. I’m proud of it.”
But not everyone has been happy with Dan’s display, with one neighbour saying: “It’s too early. It’s not even Bonfire Night. It’s crazily early for Christmas lights.”
“He does take them down on Twelfth Night mind.”
However another neighbour stuck up for the dad’s early decorations
They said: “Dan’s got a lot of stick – he is just trying to bring joy to his kids and people.
“If he wants to spend his money on lights then that’s up to him.”
His wife Catherine, 33, said: “I think it’s great but maybe a bit early for my taste.
“However we all help out and the kids get very excited.”
5Dan also has a polar bear up as part of his decorationsCredit: fpnw.co.uk©20225He proudly has his Christmas lights display up and runningCredit: fpnw.co.uk©2022
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