A CHARD father’s Christmas creation has become a viral sensation after a video of his festive lights was viewed more than six million times.

Martin Yandle, 36, put up the light display at his house in Henson Park, Chard, to entertain his children.

He chose a variety of his children’s favourite songs to create a 15-minute display, including the latest jingle to sweep the internet, ‘Baby Shark’.

Since posting the display on his Facebook page, it has been shared, liked and viewed millions of times all over the world.

This is the fourth year the Chard dad has put on the display after being inspired by an American video.

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PROUD: Mr Yandle with his display 

He said: “I always liked the idea of having lots of Christmas lights on my house and then about four years ago a watched a YouTube video of an American house with lights dancing to the music.

“It took me right back to my childhood of visiting houses with my family and I thought I have to do this.

“So every Christmas for the past three years a have created a display, synchronised to music and video that has grown every year.”

Each year he includes a charity box to raise money for different causes. This year proceeds are going to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and he has raised £300 so far.

Mr Yandle was shocked by the popularity of his video, with it gaining more than six million views after it was shared by viral content site ‘Lad Bible’, as well as thousands of likes and views on his own video.

He added: “The video of this year’s display has gone crazy.

“I never thought it would be watched by so many people and I’m now getting slightly concerned about the number of people who want to visit my display as I’m not sure how my neighbours will react if loads of people turn up. However so far they have been really supportive and understanding.

“I just hope that the lights bring a smile to the faces of everyone who sees them and if it raises money for such a great charity I will be even happier.”

Mr Yandle’s passion for lighting also sees him assisting with groups in the area including CLOKS, Cloverleaf and CES.