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Wife Spends $38K To Make Home Look Like Christmas Wonderland, But Husband Is A Real-Life Scrooge

by Olivia Jakiel
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Depending on who you are and how you feel about the holidays, this can either be exactly what dreams are made of or exactly what nightmares are made of.

A 76-year-old woman named Betty-Ann Jones, who hails from Pontardawe, Wales, has spent $38,000 over the years to make her home look like the ultimate Christmas wonderland. Sounds like a dream, right? There’s just one problem, though. Her husband, 76-year-old Keith, is a real-life Scrooge!

Keith is sick to death of the house being a Christmas grotto,” Betty-Ann told StoryTrender. “My husband hides upstairs. He once said that it was all a load of rubbish.

Even my son thinks I’ve lost the plot.”

That small detail hasn’t stopped her from completely decking out their house in thousands of Christmas decorations, though. She also told the publication, “I have spent over £30,000 [about $38,000] on my collection which sounds crazy but it is over a long period of time and I do have over two thousand decorations now. I love the festive period which is why I start it all in August. All photos on the wall have been replaced by stockings, one for each member of the family, and like it or not, even Keith has one up there.”

She added, “I’ve got Christmas decorations from Florida, from Las Vegas, and all the different Christmas Markets in Germany. I once bought a 6-foot Santa from there, and brought it all the way home with me.”

To see Betty-Ann’s Christmas grotto, check out the video below!

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