Wellington woman with 24 hand-decorated Christmas trees opening home to raise money for charity

We may have found New Zealand's biggest Christmas fan

Wellington woman Pippa Beams has a serious passion for Christmas trees - and has found a way to use that to raise money for charity.

Pippa Beams loves decorating her Christmas trees - all 24 of them

"I love coming out here at night when the lights are on," she said

They fill the lounge, the dining room, the hallway - and even the garage.

"I love everything about Christmas," she said.

Luckily her family does too.

"You can't get away from it really! Haha," her husband said.

Every year, every tree is re-decorated in a new theme and the number of trees keeps growing.

"This is my Die Hard tree. It's a very popular tree this year," Beams said.

And if you thought November was too early to put up the tree - think again.

"I start decorating in September and usually aim to have it finished the last week of November," she said.

"It's all Pippa, she's the one who works on ideas, quite often watching movies with notebook in hand, coming up with ideas for maybe not next year but the year after," her husband added.

Ideas you can see for yourself this weekend - the Beams are opening up their home to raise money for charity.

"Any donation I receive I will pass on to Dementia Wellington to keep doing the good work they're doing," Beams said.

And even when her kids have flown the nest, she has no plans to downsize.

"I have plans to upsize," she laughed. "Who knows where it'll end up."

Wherever it does end up it's sure to be epic.