With only two more sleeps until Santa makes the rounds, the world is ablaze with dazzling displays of colour and light to celebrate the festive season.
CHRISTMAS COLOURS: Clockwise from main photo, Christmas decorations light up the path leading towards the London Eye. The Casino of Monte-Carlo is decorated with lights in Monaco. A view of a light show at San Francisco square in Seville, southern Spain.
And while expats in Bangkok will probably be left a little underwhelmed by the glimpses of Christmas cheer on offer around some of the city's major shopping centres, there are some places in the world that light up the holiday period better than most.