FLASHING festive lights have infuriated neighbours of a Christmas-mad Marsden man.
Fed-up residents near Jason Diamond's home in Dirker Avenue have called in Kirklees Council to determine whether the lights constitute a nuisance and should be dimmed.
Families opposite the Diamonds' end terrace property have complained the £500 all-night display means they can't sleep.
One man who suffers from epilepsy says the flashing lights are making his condition worse.
Jason, 31, a father of six, said: "One of the neighbours approached me to ask if I could turn my lights off when it was dark because it was waking her kids up.
"I thought she was having a laugh.
"I don't see how they can possibly be a nuisance.
"Yes, I have a few more than the average house but it's a case of Bah! Humbug. It's like living next door to Scrooges."
He said his children, aged between one and 10, loved the lights which can be seen from Manchester Road on the opposite side of the valley.
Motorists have been taking a detour along his street to take a look at the display.
But neighbour Jude Goldsbrough, 43, said the illuminations were too bright.
"He should tone it down a little and have a bit more consideration.
"He does seem to be going over the top.
"Every year he puts more and more up."
Mrs Adrienne Kilby, 38, asked the Council to look at the lights.
Her husband, Michael, is epileptic and should not be exposed to strobe-light decorations.
Two of her four children sleep in a front bedroom facing Jason's display.
Despite putting blankets over the curtains, the lights still shine through at all hours.
"He should turn them off at a reasonable time. My little boy is really suffering. He's tired out and screaming the place down," said Adrienne.
"If Jason acted responsibly we wouldn't mind but it's really getting us down."
Mrs Isobel Stagg, secretary of the residents' association, commented: "They're nice lights but the problem is leaving them on all night. They are so bright he is disturbing the neighbours.
"He seems to think people on the other side of the street have got a vendetta against him, but they haven't."
Kirklees Council was unable to provide a comment in time for this edition.