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A family whose Christmas was ruined last year by a devastating burglary have this year been been given the UK's best Christmas tree.<br />
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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.<br />
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It's a startling contrast to this time last year when the family, from Maulden, Beds, lost items of both financial and sentimental value.<br />
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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.<br />
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However, the smiles returned to kids Finlay, seven, and Jasmine, 12, (pictured) who were surprised with the giant installation when they returned home today.<br />
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The surprise, organised by Marks & Spencer, was part of their Two Fairies Christmas campaign.<br />
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