Christmas Crackers - John Copestick, 74 from Stirchley in Birmingham has switched on his lights ready for christmas. October 25, 2017. See NTI story NTILIGHTS. John starts decorating the house in early September and has been for 35 years. Using approx 10,000 lights, hundreds of ornaments and meters of tinsel his family home becomes a true winter wonderland for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy.