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Christmas Record Breakers

Bing Crosby sang the popular tune White Christmas.
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The Statue of Liberty was the biggest gift.
Statue of Liberty

Check out some of these interesting records like the largest wreath, the most expensive toy and the best selling Christmas song (no, it wasn't sung by the Chipmunks). Read on for the facts.

Biggest Selling Christmas Song

The best selling Christmas song wasn't sung by Mariah Carey - it was sung by Bing Crosby in 1942 and it's called White Christmas. The song sold over 50 million copies around the world and continues to be a holiday favorite today!

Most Valuable Christmas Card

The most valuable Christmas card was sold at an auction in Devizes, Wiltshire, UK in 2001 for �20,000. The card was hand-colored by illustrator John Calcott Horsley. The card was originally sent by Sir Henry Cole of Bath to his grandmother in 1843!

Most Expensive Toy Soldier

Looking for the perfect gift? How about a G.I. Joe? How about the very first G.I. Joe ever made? The 1963 prototype (original design) for the "real American hero" was sold in August 2003 for $200,000 US by creator Don Levine to a wealthy American businessman.

Largest Gift

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 (46.5 meters) high and weighs 225 tonnes.

Largest Christmas Angel Ornament

There's no way this angel is going on top of a tree. The largest Christmas angel ornament is over 18 feet (5.57 meters) high and over 8 feet wide at the bottom. It's not the height of this angel that's so impressive, it's that she's made out of 2946 beer bottles, which were all still full of beer! This angel was displayed on Alfonso Reyes Avenue, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in January 2000.

Largest Christmas Cracker

How many people does it take to pull the world's largest working Christmas cracker? We're thinking it took more than a couple to crack the 181 foot, 11 inch (55.45 meter) long and 11 foot, 9 inch (3.6 meter) high cracker that was made in Australia. It was pulled at a shopping center in Sydney, Australia on December 16, 1998.

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