Christmas comes early to the South and South East

How early is too early to start decorating for Christmas? Credit: ITV Meridian

Across the South and South East people have been getting into the festive spirit earlier than normal in a bid to help with lockdown blues. 

ITV Meridian's inbox was flooded with pictures from our viewers of Christmas trees lights and displays.

Mel Bloor went to meet one family determined to spread a little bit of joy.