Your Christmas tree pictures have already lit up our December. Clockwise from top, pictures by Symonie Minnestronie, Bill Price, Jade Chapplow and Jacolyn Walker.
We asked you to share your most tree-mendous decorations with us, and you really did not disappoint. Twinkling lights, tinsel and baubles to boot - you've got it all! Dozens of you got in touch to boast your best jingle bells. Here are some of our favourite pictures of your cracking Christmas trees.
A sparkling display to start December the right way.
A peaceful scene at one Echo reader's home.
Snuggling in for the colder nights.
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Decking the halls in Santa's favourite colour - and Sunderland's too!
Grandad George enjoys putting up his decorations.
All the colours of the Christmas season.
Waiting for Santa to come down the chimney ...
This Houghton homes invites Mickey and friends to join in with the celebrations too.
A decoration with a bit of bite on one Christmas tree.
Christmas arrives at the Terry household in Easington Lane.