Shining brightly - The best Christmas lights on streets and houses throughout Cork

While most of us are content with a Christmas tree and a few decorations, others around Cork city and county continue to go the extra mile bring some Yuletide cheer.

If you ever needed reminding that it's Christmas time, some of these houses certainly won't leave you in any doubt.

Hats off to the households who went to all that trouble - it must have taken ages!

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