It's Christmas every day for this Devon couple

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If it really is bad luck to leave your Christmas decorations up after Twelfth Night, one Devon couple have built themselves up a heap of misfortune - because they never take theirs down. Elsie and Derek Knight leave their bells, trees, Santas and stars hanging on the outside - and inside - of their home all year long. Elsie, a mum of eight, says Christmas was always the best time of the year when the children were growing up, and now she gets a slice of that every day. But Elsie says now the children are grown up they don't make a big fuss at Christmas, apart from the lights, which could be turned on as early as October. Elsie told plymouthherald: "My husband especially likes them. Christmas wasn't the same once the kids had grown up. My eldest is 59 now. "It was a busy time when they were young. I loved it. We didn't have a lot of money but we'd go in and do all the shopping in town. Loved it." Come Christmas time, everyone else on Lakeside Drive will be joining in the fun and putting their lights up, but for now the Knights are the only ones welcoming Saint Nick early. "Everyone puts their lights up around here come December. It's just that we can't get up there - we have to depend on our grandson to put them up so we leave them up all year round, it's easier," 77-year-old Elsie explained. Elsie and Derek boasted a large reindeer light display on their home last year, but sadly it was damaged and had to be thrown out. Come Christmas time, everyone else on Lakeside Drive will be joining in the fun and putting their lights up, but for now the Knights are the only ones welcoming Saint Nick early. "Everyone puts their lights up around here come December. It's just that we can't get up there - we have to depend on our grandson to put them up so we leave them up all year round, it's easier," 77-year-old Elsie explained. Elsie and Derek boasted a large reindeer light display on their home last year, but sadly it was damaged and had to be thrown out. The couple's new decorations won't get their debut for a few months yet, but Elsie has been known to flip the switch early. "I switch them on early - really early sometimes,"Elsie said, "October, November!" "Last year we switched them on December 1st - what's the point in turning them on late? It'll be time to switch them off again!"

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