A BARRISTER from Stourport is encouraging people to drive by his home and tune their car radios into an awe-inspiring Christmas lights display.

Nick Wright has compared his home in Malham Road to the 20th Century Fox Logo, saying you could probably see the flashing decorations from five miles away.

The 47-year-old has spent a month programming 2,000 lights - which are individually controlled by a computer network - to align with a playlist of 14 rock-style Christmas songs which can be heard from the street.

Nick told The Shuttle: "I always do Christmas lights on the outside of my house but this year I decided to do something a bit different.

"I bought lots of kits from the States and had a special power supply put in, then I used online forums to figure out how they work.

"When I first got into it, I thought I'd bitten off more than I could chew, but it's effectively a computer network with various controllers that work the lights and you can programme them to music.

"Each light can be individually controlled so putting them up isn't the problem - it's sequencing the songs. It took me five hours to do about 10 seconds, but now that it's done it looks really cool."

As well as lights around the windows and doors, Nick's home is decorated with light-up snowflakes and Christmas trees - all of which are colour-changing.

There are speakers placed on the balcony playing music at a low volume, but passersby can also tune their car radios in to a designated frequency - 88.9fm - and enjoy a more immersive experience.

Asked how his neighbours have responded to the display, Nick said: "I told them I was doing something a bit different this year but it's not particularly loud so I don't think they mind. I've only got them on between 5pm and 9pm.

"I've definitely noticed more people this year stopping and staring in the street."