The largest floating Christmas tree measures 85 m (278 ft 10 in) in height and was erected as an annual tradition in Rodrigo De Freitas Lagoon in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for Christmas 2007. The tree was sponsored by Bradesco Seguros e Previdencia.
Largest Christmas stocking
The largest Christmas stocking measured 32.56 m (106 ft 9 in) long and 14.97 m (49 ft 1 in) wide (heel to toe) and was made by the Children's Society (UK) in London, UK on 14 December 2007.
Most Christmas Number One singles in the UK chart
The Beatles have had four festive number ones: 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' which went to No.1 on 12 December 1963, 'I Feel Fine' (10 December 1964), 'Day Tripper/We Can Work it Out' (16 December 1965) and finally 'Hello Goodbye' (6 December 1967).
Best selling Christmas single
'White Christmas' by Bing Crosby, has sold over 100 million records around the world since its release in 1942, though that figure includes album sales. It is the best-selling single of all time, with sales estimated to be more than 50 million copies worldwide.
Largest advent calendar
The largest advent calendar is 71 m (232 ft 11 in) high and 23 m (75 ft 5 in) wide and was built at St Pancras station, London, UK, to commemorate the station's refurbishment in December 2007.
The most Christmas trees chopped in two minutes
The most Christmas trees chopped in two minutes is 27 by Erin Lavoie (USA) achieved on the set of Guinness World Records in Germany, on 19 December 2008.
Most expensively decorated Christmas tree
The most expensively decked Christmas tree was erected on 7 December 2002 at the Tsunamachi Misui Club, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan by Piaget Japan. It was decorated with 83 pieces of jewellery which had a total value of 1,357,785,000 Japanese Yen ($16 million, or £10.4 million)
Highest grossing Christmas-themed film
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (USA 2000). Budget: $123 million (£82.4 million). Gross: $340 million (£227.7 million).
Most lights on a Christmas tree
The record for the most lights lit simultaneously on a Christmas tree is 150,000 for the RTL-ChariTree 2006. The feat was achieved by RTL Television GmbH, Germany, on 22 December 2006 at the Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany.
Oldest Christmas tree
Every year, Janet Parker of Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK, puts up her Christmas tree, which was purchased - possibly from Woolworths - for her Great Aunt in 1886. Standing 30 cm (12 in) high in an ornate pot, it gets decorated with cherubs and the Virgin Mary.
Largest Christmas star ornament
The largest Christmas star ornament measures 31.59 m (103 ft 8 in) tall and was achieved by Apple A Day Properties (India) and unveiled in Kochi, Kerala, India, on 31 December 2009.