Brining some of Christmas related world Records from Guinness World Records, which are somehow related to the Christmas holidays. 20 of these interesting and unusual records are featured below.
1. This is the biggest collection of gifts and Santa Claus of Jean-Guy Canadian Laqueur. He began to collect this treasures in 1988, and at November 30, 2010 he was the holder of 25,104 different items. In this collection of Christmas gizmos you can see the 2360 figures, 2846 Christmas cards and cards, 1312 of various tissues and 241 decorative brooches and pins.
2. December 9, 2009 at the Guildhall Square area in the Northern Ireland, city of Derry, at the same time 13,000 Santa Clauses gathered. This is the world's largest gathering of Santas.
3. And this is the world's largest collection of Santa's helpers - 800 Christmas elves gathered in South Wales Bridzhent, breaking with the previous record set in 2009 in New York. Then gathered "only" 607 elves.
4. Shopping mall "Tanglin Mall" in Singapore. On November 10, 1996, to January 3, 1997, its entrance decorated with the highest Santa Claus in the world. The growth figure was 15.6 m, width 11 m, depth of 4 m. The design was made of foam on a metal frame, but still it weighed 2.5 tonnes.
5. In Cologne Cathedral (Cologne Cathedral) in Germany, December 22, 2006 by TV RTL Television GmbH, this tree were lightened with simultaneously 150,000 lights.
6. The most expensive tree in the world, adorned with these jewels was established in Japan on Dec. 7, 2002. Decorate this precious tree help the jewelry company Piaget. The total cost of Christmas decorating was then almost 16 million dollars.
7. The oldest Christmas tree, which still takes part in family celebrations. This tree was bought by a great-aunt Janet Parker, in 1886 , of Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, and since then 30 centimeters tree, decorated with figures of cherubim and the Virgin Mary, every year celebrate Christmas with his family.
8. This girl named Erin Lavoie (USA) faster than anyone else in the world which can cut Christmas trees. December 19, 2008 during a competition "Guinness World Records" (Guinness World Records) in Germany, she showed the result of 27 Christmas trees for 2 minutes.
9 . At London station "St Pancras" in December 2007 the largest clock was erected. Its height was 71 meters and width of 23 m.
10. 18 December 2008 the British pharmacy chain "Boots UK Limited" in its main office in Nottingham, hosted the game a big secret Santa, which was attended by 1,270 people.
11. Not only the Beatles took 1st place place among Christmas songs for three consecutive years occupied, but The Spice Girls also hit charts: in 1996 (the song "2 Become 1") in 1997 (the song "Too Much") and in 1998 (the song "Goodbye").
12. Best-selling Christmas single was "White Christma" Bing Crosby. He first came in 1942, and since then has sold 100 million records.
13. Best-selling Christmas albums in the U.S. in 2007 was the album "Noel" author and artist Joshua Groban. Sales totaled 3.7 million copies
14. The film "Sherlock Holmes Guy Ritchie" at December 25, 2009 earned 24.9 million dollars and ended up in the category of best movies on Christmas.
15. Legendary "The Beatles" are still the most frequent winners of the Christmas charts. Their songs took first place on Dec. 12, 1963 (the song "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"), December 10, 1964 (the song "I Feel Fine"), December 16, 1965 (the song "Day Tripper / We Can Work it Out") and December 6, 1967 (the song "Hello Goodbye").
16. The Indian construction company "Apple A Day Properties" on Dec. 31, 2009 opened largest Christmas star in Kochi, Kerala.
17. 14 December 2007 in London, the charity "Children's Society" prepared for the world's largest Christmas socks for gifts. Its length was 32.56 meters, width from toe to heel 14.97 pm
18. "How the Grinch - the Grinch Stole Christmas" with Jim Carrey in the title role became the highest grossing Christmas movie at the box office collecting 340 million dollars.
19. Paul Simons (UK) - winner of the marathon dressed as Santa Claus shows his diploma April 26, 2009 by Mr. Flora London Marathon, London.
20. One of the Christmas traditions of Rio de Janeiro - set a floating tree. The largest such tree was launched in 2007. Its height was about 85 m. The sponsor of this amazing tree was a firm "Bradesco Seguros e Previdência".