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● World’s largest cut Christ­mas tree: 221-foot Dou­glas fir dis­played in Seat­tle through­out De­cem­ber 1950.

● World’s most ex­pen­sive Christ­mas tree: $11,026,900; dec­o­rated with real gems, dis­played at the Emi­rates Palace in Abu Dhabi through­out De­cem­ber 2010.

● World’s fastest time to dec­o­rate a Christ­mas tree: 36.89 sec­onds, achieved by Sharon Juan­tuah in Es­sex, U.K., on Nov. 22, 2013.

● World’s largest Christ­mas-carol choir: 25,272 singers as­sem­bled at the Uyo Town­ship Sta­dium in Akwa Ibom, Nige­ria, on Dec. 31, 2014.

● World’s largest ginger­bread house: 60 feet long, 42 feet wide and 10 feet high; built in Bryan, Texas dur­ing De­cem­ber 2013. Source: Guin­ness World Records, 2016 edi­tion.

● Merry Christ­mas, and thank you for read­ing In­side the Belt­way.

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