Top Ten Christmas Record Breakers
Christmas is loved by millions of people all over the world.
Why not try to break a record while you are baking Christmas
cookies or folding paper angels? Here is a list of some amazing
1. Biggest selling christmas song is Band
Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" The song was
written by Sir Bob Geldof, and sold fifty million copies and
continues to be a holiday favorite today!
2. The world's largest gift was the Statue
of Liberty. The people of France gave it to the US in 1886.
It's 151 feet, 1 inch high and weighs 225 tonnes.
3. The most valuable Christmas card was
sold at an auction in Devizes, Wiltshire, UK in 2001 for £20,000
(approx. $40.000). The card was originally sent by Sir Henry
Cole of Bath to his grandmother in 1843!
4. The largest Christmas angel ornament
is over 18 feet (5.57 meters) high and over 8 feet wide at
the bottom. It's made out of 2946 beer bottles. The angel
was displayed on Alfonso Reyes Avenue, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
in January 2000.
5. World's largest working Christmas cracker
is 181 foot, 11 inch long and 11 foot, 9 inch high. It was
made in Australia. It was pulled at a shopping center in Sydney,
Australia on December 16, 1998.
6. With 3,000 Christmas lights, a towering
Eucalyptus regnans, 80 meters (262 ft) tall, became the tallest-ever
Christmas tree in the world. This record was set in Tasmania
in 1999. Later The Guinness Book of Records has rejected The
Wilderness Society's claim for the world's tallest Christmas
Tree on the grounds that the tree was a eucalypt and not a
spruce. "This is a mean-spirited, pedantic snub,"
said the Wilderness Society's Tasmanian Campaign Coordinator,
7. Every year, the citizens of Gävle
Sweden build the world's largest christmas goat out of straw.
This is their Christmas tradition. Unfortunatley for them,
almost every year the poor goat gets burned down. Its an 13-metre
tall, 7-metre long, 3 tonne goat.
World's biggest Christmas Goat from Sweden.
8. Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
is a retail store in Frankenmuth, Michigan that bills itself
as the "World's Largest Christmas Store". The
store has grown to the size of five-and-a-half football
fields and is home to over 50000 gifts.
9. Five-hundred-and-nineteen Christmas
carollers have braved the New York cold to sing
themselves into the Guinness World Records Book. The group
has become the largest carol service, breaking the previous
record of 517. The singers gathered on the steps of Manhattan's
General Post Office across the street from Madison Square
10.Forget modern novelists and TV
tie-ins, the Bible is the best-selling book every
year. The Bible was the first book and is the all-time best
selling book with 1 billion copies having been sold.