5 festive records you could break this Christmas

5 festive records you could break this Christmas

Published 11 December 2017

With Christmas around the corner, your house is full of record-breaking potential.

Grab some crackers, gift wrap and a Santa costume and give these seven record attempts your best shot!

What better Christmas present could there be than becoming a Guinness World Records title holder?!

Fastest time to pull 20 Christmas crackers (team of two)

Fastest time to pull 20 Christmas crackers 2

Current title holder: Raymond 'US Ray' Butler (USA) and Stephen 'Sizzlin' Steve' Kish (UK) from CBBC’s Officially Amazing TV show.

Record to beat: 16.26 seconds

Rules:

  • Start with your hands behind your back
  • Participants must each hold one end of the cracker as they pull – you can’t pull both ends yourself
  • Ask someone to be a timekeeper

To get the full set of rules for each of these challenges and make an official attempt, you’ll need to fill out an application for the title:

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Fastest time to gift-wrap a Guinness World Records book

Guinness World Records 2018 collection

Current title holder: Chris Thompson (USA)

Record to beat: 18.28 seconds

Rules:

  • You need: A Guinness World Records book, wrapping paper, ribbon, sticky tape and scissors - please make sure an adult is with you if you try this!
  • You can measure out the materials and cut your tape before the time starts
  • Witnesses must inspect the package and decide whether or not it is suitably wrapped

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Fastest time to make a 100 m paper chain by a team

Fastest time to make a 100 metre paper chain by a team

Current title holder: Furuya Metal Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Record to beat: 56.81 seconds

Rules:

  • Make lots of paper strips before the attempt
  • To start, use two-sided tape or glue to make one strip of paper into a circular link. Then put another strip through this link and tape/glue the ends together to form a chain.
  • Carry on until you think you have reached 100 metres!

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Fastest time to dress in a Santa costume

fastest time to dress in a Santa costume

Current title holder: Andre Ortolf (Germany)

Record to beat: 34.14 seconds

Rules:

  • You need to put on red trousers an

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Fastest time to decorate a Christmas tree

Fastest time to decorate a Christmas tree

Current title holder: Sharon Juantuah (UK)

Record to beat: 36.89 seconds

Rules:

  • Put the following decorations on a tree, in this order: 100 lights, 2 lengths of tinsel, 15 baubles, 1 Star/Angel or Christmas icon for the top of the tree

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