Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Largest Secret Santa: ITV sets world record (Video)
LONDON, UK -- From the Emmerdale studio to Coronation Street and broadcasting LIVE from This Morning, 1562 people of ITV staff supported the Text Santa appeal and
bought a small present for someone else in the company; they all opened their gifts live on This Morning show - setting the new world record for the Largest Secret Santa, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: ITV Staff supported the Text Santa appeal by taking part in the largest Secret Santa game ever! (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record for the
Largest Secret Santa was 1270!
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most letters to Santa collected in 24 hours: 1,013 letters, achieved by members of the public in an event organised by the KidzWish Foundation in Stockland Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia.
ITV Staff supported the Text Santa appeal and smashed the Guinness world record for the largest Secret Santa ever!
1270 people with presents were needed to take break the Guinness world record and ITV smashed it with 1562 people taking part!
Staff who took part bought a small present for someone else in the company and at 11.30am on This Morning, they all opened their gifts.
ITV Staff from locations all around the country including the Emerdale and Coronation Street studios also took part along with guests and charity partners to raise awareness of the Text Santa appeal.
Link: Largest secret Santa video (UK only)
Congratulations to everyone who went to the effort for a good cause.
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Most people in a nativity scene: Welton Baptist Church
Most people dressed up as turkeys: Dallas Turkey Trot (Video)
Smallest Christmas card: University of Glasgow set world record
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Tallest Chocolate Christmas Tree: Patrick Roger
Oldest Christmas tree: 124 year old tree
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Largest Group of Carol singers - Credit Union Christmas Pageant
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Revolving Christmas Star - Siemens Superstar
gathering of Santa's Elves - ABC Family
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Floating Christmas Tree - Rio de Janeiro
artificial Christmas tree - Mexico City
'snowman' - National Physics Laboratory
Santas skating in a Conga Line - Warwick Castle
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fireworks show on the barge - Fireworks do Brasil
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Santa Claus ice sculpture - Chinese sculptors
sand sculpture of Santa Claus - Sudarsan
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collection of Santa Claus memorabilia - Jean Guy Laquerre
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011