Christmas trees with a difference
If there's one tradition that can really help get us into the festive spirit it's putting up the Christmas tree.
In the West trees are traditionally decorated with lights, tinsel, baubles and ornaments.
But the typical fir tree and decorations is no longer the preferred choice for many.
More and more of us are getting creative with our own unique interpretations.
Here are a selection of your quirky Christmas trees.
Some real "handiwork" went into this one by Helen Souter. The other nurses at Grange Vets in Darlington gave her a "hand" too.
This vegetable version is the perfect antidote for when you've indulged in too many advent calendar chocolates.
Who knew a stack of books could look so festive?
What can you do with empty beer kegs? Decorate with lights and make your own beer keg tree.
A Christmas tree that showcases your toy car collection? Why not?
Lynne Newton in Spennymoor, County Durham, came up with this alternative tree. "I made a chicken wire frame to wrap around the dummy then simply slotted Christmas tree branches into the frame and tightened with cable ties."
All this one needs is wheels.
When tinsel and baubles just will not do improvise with your own unique decorations.
A fairy tree topper isn't to everyone's taste.
When you haven't got a tree but you really want one, just be creative.
When you love sci-fi just as much as Christmas.
And remember size is not important...
Compiled by Rozina Sini