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British Christmas Tree Growers Association

  
  

Do you call Christmas home?

Do you live in the most festive street in the UK?

To mark Christmas in July the British Christmas Tree Growers Association is on the hunt for roads with Christmas themed names.

 

People will be asked to nominate their street before a public vote will decide on the winner who will receive a 6ft tree for their home in time for December 25th.

According to analysis of Royal Mail’s database of 29 million UK addresses, the Midlands is the most festive region with a grand total of 560 Christmas themed street names including Reindeer Road, Noel Street and Bell Close.

But across the UK, there are 3,369 Christmas themed street names including 990 Holly Streets.

The address book has also revealed more unusual street names such as Christmas Pie Avenue, Myrrh Street, Jingles Lane, Bethlehem Way, Garland Place and Sleigh Drive.

Seven of the nine reindeers are also represented on a street name - Dasher, Dancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Rudolph.

Harry Brightwell, secretary of BCTGA, based in Tuddenham, Suffolk, said: “For most people Christmas is just one day out of 364. But for tens of thousands of Brits, Christmas is a place they call home all year round.

“Last year we ran a hugely successful competition to find people across the UK with Christmas-themed names. As a nation, we adore Christmas and the competition response proved this.

“We found a number of Hollys, a Santa in Scotland and all three wise men – Balthazar, Melchior and Caspar –in Bedfordshire.”

A public vote declared the winner to be Donna Rudolph from March, Cambridgeshire – with Reindeer monikers for both her first and second name.

She received a real Christmas tree, celebrating BCTGA’s ongoing Keep it Real campaign which highlights the environmental benefits of having a real tree instead of an artificial one.

People who live on Christmas-themed roads are asked to celebrate Christmas in July and enter the competition on the BCTGA Facebook page.

Favourites will be shortlisted by a panel of BCTGA judges at the beginning of October and the public will be asked to vote for the winner.

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