The stars are lighting up the festive season with posts of their Christmas trees – with plenty of bling and a touch of royal style.
New Top Gear host Paddy McGuinness showed off a golden monster that is so big it has had to go outside.
Meanwhile other top trees were seen from adventurer Ben Fogle, pop star Peter Andre, and Kylie Jenner – who opted for a sparkling golden Christmas creation.
But footie star Jordan Pickford got a kicking for his effort from Sam Lyle, of Christmas tree firm Pines and Needles – www.pinesandneedles.com – as he gave scores out of 10.
He crowned Prince William and Kate as the best with full marks.
10/10 – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Kensington Palace shared a time-lapse of Kate and Wills’ huge tree. Sam says: “It may not have quite Markle sparkle but the tree is as demure and stylish as they are. Palace aides went for glorious gold baubles and understated lights.”
9/10 – The Osbournes
Ozzy rocks around his Christmas tree while Sharon scales the heights to add the baubles as the pair go large in true US style.
Sam says: “You can’t help falling for a tree that needs a ladder to decorate it – as long as Ozzy doesn’t fall off it.
“They have struck the right balance here with a monstrous offering in the hallway toned down with simple lights.”
Ozzie and Sharon Osbourne
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8/10 – Ben Fogle
Even adventurer Ben sometimes needs a little help – from his little girl – to reach the top of the tree. Sam says: “He looks to have incorporated his travels in his tree, full of decorations that seem to come from far and wide. A real family tree.”
(Image: Ben Fogle/Instagram)
5/10 – Megan Davidson and Jordan Pickford
Like one of her boyfriend’s on-pitch efforts, Megan has it covered. Sam says: “He might make all the saves for Everton and England but looks like Jordan’s other half hasn’t saved any decorations for anyone else. Their tree is absolutely covered – you can’t even see the tree. Maybe less is more?”
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8/10 – Rebekah and Jamie Vardy
Becky hinted at a transfer move for her Leicester striker hubby with a red-and-white theme. Sam says: “Although Jamie plays in blue, it’s red and white which gets the nod. Perhaps a move to United or Liverpool is on the cards after all?”
(Image: Rebekah Vardy)
6/10 – Andrea McLean and son Finlay
The daytime TV host shows she’s a real Loose Woman in the way she goes about her tree decor. Sam says: “Andrea appears to love a relaxed theme with a crazy variety of baubles and a scattergun approach to decorating.”
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(Image: Andrea McLean/Instagram)
8/10 – Paddy McGuinness
The new Top Gear host goes into overdrive saying: “I finally get to go big time with the lights! So happy – until I get the leccy bill.” Sam says: “Is that a space rocket that’s landed in Paddy’s garden? We all love a light show and this certainly delivers. A little lean but the lights cascade makes up for it.”
(Image: Paddy McGuinness/Instagram)
7/10 – Kylie Jenner
Kylie, 21, posted video of her huge tree to her 121 million Instagram followers. Sam says: “Everything she touches turns to gold. There is wow factor if a little showy (surprise, surprise). But for sheer stand-out-from-the-crowd power it’s stunning.”
(Image: Kylie Jenner/Instagram)
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7/10 – Harry Kane and Kate Goodland
Harry and fiancee Kate hit the back of the net with a unique World Cup decoration. Sam says: “For some it’s an angel but there’s only one way Harry is going to top his tree and that’s with his golden boot.”
Kate Goodland and Harry Kane’s tree
9/10 – Peter Andre
No Mysterious Girls working on this tree – just the singer’s wife Emily and daughter Amelia. Sam says: “Picture-perfect family tree. Fabulous shape with colour-co-ordinated decorations.”
(Image: Peter Andre/Instagram)
5/10 – Danielle Lloyd
Glamour model Danielle may have covered up too much. Sam says: “It’s a case of ‘Hunt the tree’. There’s so much going on it’s a shame not to see some greenery. This is an ode to over-the-top.”
(Image: Danielle Lloyd/Instagram)
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