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How big do you think this Artane ESB bill is?

You don’t even have your tree up yet, do you?

EVERY YEAR, DES Murphy lights up his house in thousands of Christmas lights for charity, and 2013 is no different.

The 76-year-old from Artane in Dublin has continued the tradition for the past 13 years, donating all funds raised to local charities.

Here’s this year’s effort:

Christmas lights. Des Murphy's home in Source: Laura Hutton

Christmas lights. Des Murphy's home in Source: Laura Hutton

Last month Des was forced to go to the Gardaí after a ceramic decoration worth around €150 was stolen from outside his home, but he hasn’t let that dampen his spirits.

Christmas lights. Des Murphy pictured Source: Laura Hutton

Christmas lights. Des Murphy's home in Source: Laura Hutton

Meanwhile, in Dalkey…

Christmas lights. A house in Dalkey li Source: Laura Hutton

Christmas lights. A house in Dalkey li Source: Laura Hutton

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