A family whose Christmas was ruined last year by a devastating burglary have this year been been given the UK's best Christmas tree.
The staggering 25ft tall tree - so tall it goes through the roof - took 24 hours to install in the Penniston's home and contains more than 100 metres of Christmas lights.
It's a startling contrast to this time last year when the family, from Maulden, Beds, lost items of both financial and sentimental value.
Parents Nicola, 35, and Christopher, 38, (pictured) told of the emotional impact the burglary had as thieves ran off with their children's first teeth and Christmas presents.
However, the smiles returned to kids Finlay, seven, and Jasmine, 12, (pictured) who were surprised with the giant installation when they returned home today.
The surprise, organised by Marks & Spencer, was part of their Two Fairies Christmas campaign.
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