Cute Christmas Tree
Here is Will and Guy's round-up of interesting, unusual and cute Christmas trees.
In 2006, Soo Kee, a jeweller from Singapore, built this Christmas tree. It has nearly 22,000 diamonds and almost 4000 crystal beads and has been valued at $1 million USD.[£490,000GBP]
Janet Parker of Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, probably has the world's oldest artificial Christmas tree, it has been in her family since 1886. The miniature tree originally cost 6d (2½p), and is 12in high. (See picture to the right)
Because Mrs Parker can establish its provenance through family letters and photos, representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records, have agreed that it's the world's oldest artificial Christmas tree.
It was her great aunt, Lou Hicks, who gave the tree to Mrs Parker. The present owner said: 'It amazes me to think it's been appearing every Christmas since Victorian times. It's still such a lovely decoration.'
Upside-down Christmas Tree
The idea behind the upside-down Christmas tree is so that you can get more presents under the tree. Note the size of the chair so that you can get an idea of the scale.
Will's Upside-down Christmas Tree!
The UK's largest edible Christmas tree is now on show at Covent Garden, London. The tree was created by food artist Prudence Staite using 10,000 individually wrapped Ferrero chocolates and stands 11 feet tall.
Will and Guy think that if you wish to see it then you had better get there quickly before it is eaten.
A French chocolatier has created a ten-metre-high chocolate Christmas tree in his laboratory in Paris. Patrick Roger is one of France's most famous chocolatiers. He was named "Meilleur Ouvrier de France Chocolatier" [best French artisan-chocolatier] in 2000, an award for professionals combining art and taste and proving to be worthy representatives of French gastronomy.
His creation will be used to raise funds for a television charity event to support research into neuromuscular diseases. The tree, which is currently towering inside the chocolatier's factory in Sceaux, France, weighs four tonnes and according to Mr Roger's is a piece of "architecture".
He informed Will and Guy, 'To achieve this kind of architecture - because this really is a piece of architecture - we used a sort of cavity inside to make the chocolate solid enough, because there is very strong vertical pressure.'
The cute Christmas tree will be shown on France's Telethon, a nationwide charity appeal show, and viewers will receive part of the sugary sculpture in exchange for a donation. Mr Roger's laboratory apparently also features a wide range of other chocolate sculptures, including reindeers and other figurines. See Santa below.
Will and Guy have discovered that in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk there has been erected a 46 metre high [151 feet] artificial Christmas tree.
This may not be a cute Christmas tree, but it is certainly one of the highest in Russia this year.
Christmas Tree Gospel
There once was a shining Christmas tree
"The lights are so bright", they would say
Then one bulb was heard to say
Then a child lovingly touched the light
"Look, mother, this one shines so very bright.
"Oh my goodness," said the light
Our Gospel, like this Christmas tree
With little lights which are you and me
We each have a space that we must fill
For our Gospel is a living tree
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