The Grinch would be very upset.
There will be a bigger than ever jingle in the bells of Strathfield – and the spirit of the season will be spread even wider.
Council workers began putting up lights this week heralding the start of a bumper Christmas season.
Permission has been sought from Ausgrid to use its poles across all town centres in the local government area.
A many as 25 displays will be set up, provided Ausgrid agrees, at a cost of $67,100.