Christmas is coming soon. The streets all over the world are now full of lights, statues of Santa Claus, Christmas trees and so on. These days, people also rush to supermarkets or shopping centers to buy interesting items for their beloved people. Every people, especially children are waiting for a new amazing Christmas with lovely gifts. Have you ever received a huge Christmas stocking with 32.56 meter long and 14.97 meter wide as a Christmas gift? Have you ever seen a 2.5 ton Santa Claus made of polyfoam and metal? Do you know how old the oldest Christmas tree is? The article will answer you these questions and bring you more interesting Guinness world records with Christmas theme.
Largest Collection of Santa Claus
Jean-Guy Laquerre from Canada began collecting from 1988 til November 30, 2010. His collection now has 25,104 different items of Santa Claus including 360 figurines, 2,846 cards and postcards from 33 counties, 1,312 serviettes as well as 241 pins and brooches.
Biggest Santa Claus
The 2.5 ton Santa Claus, which was made of polyfoam and metal, stood at the entrance to the Tanglin Mall, Singapore from November 10, 1996 to January 3, 1997. It is considered as the biggest Santa Claus ever.
Most Lights on a Christmas Tree
150,000 lights were used in a Christmas tree for the RTL-ChariTree at the Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany on December 22, 2006.
Oldest Christmas Tree
The oldest Christmas tree belongs to Mrs. Janet Parker from Wiltshire, UK. She received it from her aunt in 1886.
Biggest Advent Calendar
The biggest advent calendar measures 71 meters high and 23 meters wide. It was placed at St Pancras station, London in December 2007
Best Selling Christmas Single
Bing Crosby’s single “White Christmas” has become the best-selling single of all time with over 50 million copies released worldwide.
Largest Gathering of Santa Claus
There were some 13,000 Santa Claus gathered in the Guildhall Square in Derry City, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom on 9 December, 2007.
Biggest Floating Christmas Tree
Featuring 85 meters in height, the Christmas tree in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for Christmas 2007 was recognized as the biggest floating Christmas tree in the world.
Most Expensively Decorated Christmas Tree
Decorated with 83 pieces of jewellery which had a total value of $16 million, the Christmas tree erected at the Tsunamachi Misui Club in the capital of Japan was considered as the most expensively decorated Christmas tree ever
Biggest Christmas Stocking
On 14 December 2007, the Children\’s Society in London, UK created the biggest Christmas stocking with 32.56 meters long and 14.97 meters wide
Biggest Secret Santa Game
1,270 people took part in a secret Santa game organized by Boots UK Limited in Nottingham on 18 December 2008.
Highest Grossing Christmas Film
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, produced in 2000, has become the highest grossing Christmas-themed film when it brought back $340 million.
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