As you follow the route through the house, every room has a Christmas tree decorated to tie in with the "Dickens",with letter-shaped baubles, haberdashery items for a Little Dorrit tree,
this one's made of books ...
With some I wondered if I could possibly adapt the idea for a smaller tree at home - maybe one of sticks, or a smaller version of this fretwork tree (below)
some though are just too big for an average house
This unusual 'tree' is made of the beds slept in by Fagin's young band of pickpockets
and for Miss Haversham sitting in her cobwebbed dining hall, the tree had decayed to twigs
Here's Mr Dickens himself, checking out the guide to the displays.
My favourite bits though were the Scrooge/Christmas Carol rooms - with a quite friendly ghost appearing in a mirror
and Scrooge being terrified by ghostly lights on his ceiling
Christmas continued with visits to Hardwick Hall