I wish it could be Christmas every day!

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Many of us would like Christmas to last forever but unfortunately the festivities must come an end.

People in Campbeltown, however, may be fooled into believing the 2018 holiday is never-ending as the evergreen, erected each year beside the town’s medieval cross, is still in situ.

The Christmas lights also still hang from one side of the street to the other in Main Street and Longrow.

One person who did not want to be named, said: ‘I’m so embarrassed that the Christmas tree and lights are still up when people are visiting the town during the February break – what must they think?

‘The tree is decaying and brown and looks awful.

‘Also, I can’t help but wonder what damage has been done to the lights, both on the tree and in the street, by being exposed to the weather since November.’

An Argyll and Bute spokesperson said: ‘Work to remove the lights begins next week. The tree will then be disposed of.’

The lights hanging in Main Street, with the wilting tree below.

The decaying Christmas tree is still in situ. 50_c07tree01

The lights hanging in Main Street, with the wilting tree below. 50_c07tree03