As many as 852 Thai children schoolchildren dressed in green and red hoodies gathered at one of the largest shopping malls in Thailand to break the Guinness World Record for the largest human Christmas tree.

The children, aged from 6-15, assembled into a tree-like formation on the ground in 15 minutes, 29 seconds.

Ironically, the new record was set in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, where Christmas is not a holiday and its palm trees outnumber pines. However, it still outdid a German record of 672 participants in 2011.

Thais also set other off-beat records this year. On Valentine's Day, a couple set a record for the longest kiss (58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds) while also in February, nearly 4,483 people swung hula hoops for seven minutes, a record for the most people dancing with hula hoops simultaneously in one place.-VNA