MerryStockings.com continues to give you the record holders when it comes to all things Christmas.
Christmas Tree Baubles
The largest Christmas ornament was seen in San Pedro Garcia in Mexico. The record holder, Sergio Rodriguez Villareal has held the record for more than 10 years now, having received the distinction from the Guinness World Records Organization in December 2000.
The bauble is made of galvanized iron and depicts the Holy Family: Joseph, the Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus.
It may be the biggest, but its price tag pales in comparison to the most expensive bauble. The extraordinary tree decor was created by Mark Hussey at Hallmark Jewellers in 2009 and is estimated to cost around Â£82,000. This is close to triple the previous record holder at Â£26,874.
Why the hefty price tag? For one, it took Hussey close to a year to make it. It features an 18 carat white gold material with close to 1,600 diamonds sprinkled all over. Then there are the three pieces of one-carat diamonds that line the center of the sphere, while ruby encrusted rings orbit the bauble. It also comes with an alarm system that goes off if the microwave bubble surrounding it gets broken, while an internal alarm fills the area with smoke when set off.
Longest Christmas Cracker
In December 2001, parents of students at Ley Hill School and Pre-School in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom came together to create the world's longest Christmas cracker. They succeeded with a cracker that measured 207 feet long and 13 feet in diameter.
Can you imagine, though, just how many people it would take to pull this one? Well, they did not pull it. The largest FUNCTIONAL Christmas cracker on records, thus, is Australia's 181-feet monster cracker that measured close to 12 feet around. It was pulled in a Sydney shopping center in December 1998.
Just a bit of trivia, though you might know this already: the largest gift on record is the Statue of Liberty, all 151 feet and 225 tons of it.