"Well, I wish it could be Christmas every day," sang Wizzard - and at this Worcester business it pretty much is.

Large nutcrackers stand guard, tinsel decorates trees and, of course, there is Santa in his sleigh at Paul and Ally Chester's Three Counties Christmas offices.

The business has grown over the last six years from out of the couple's garage into a large warehouse in Kempsey with a new office extension just opened by deputy mayor cllr Adrian Gregson.

At the official opening, Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You blasts out while guests tuck into mince pies and Buck's fizz.

The couple were previously teachers and, while they enjoyed the job, felt ready to do something completely different.

Three Counties Christmas was born after seeing another company doing a similar thing in a different part of the country.

"We used to live in St Peter's and were working out of our garage in the first year.

"From there to where we have come to now is amazing."

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Recently, they have also supplied the city centre with butterflies and bunting to welcome shoppers back.

But the most of their trade involves decorating shopping centres such as CrownGate, hotels and restaurants for Christmas.

"In January, we are busy taking all the decorations down and storing them here and we would go on holiday normally.

"We are involved with Christmas all year around but usually in February and March people start getting in touch to see what we can do.

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"Clients like shopping centre and city centres start early in the springtime thinking about Christmas.

"September is when it gets really busy, once the children are back to school then everyone else starts thinking Christmas is coming let's do something about it."

Recently, the company has had meetings with The Ivy in Cheltenham and Stanbrook Abbey in Malvern.

Despite Christmas being their full-time job and a yearlong obsession - from conventions to meeting with clients - the couple love the festive period and their jobs.

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Paul said: "I love Christmas  - what's not to like?

"I get to talk about Christmas all year around it's great.

"Ali and I have always loved Christmas and now we have a one-year-old and a three-year-old who is just starting to understand what all the magic is about.

"They love coming here and seeing the giant nutcracker.

"Though we do always get asked what our house looks like at Christmas and I guess people expect it to look amazing."