Thai Children Break World Record for Largest Elf Gathering

Santa won't have to worry about coming up short on help this year.

ByNICOLE PELLETIERE
December 5, 2014, 2:11 PM
PHOTO: They held their positions for five minutes before being declared record winners at the Guinness World Record event at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Nov. 25, 2014.
They held their positions for five minutes before being declared record winners at the Guinness World Record event at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Nov. 25, 2014.
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— -- More than 1,700 Thai students have officially reached Guinness World Records status for the largest gathering of Santa's little helpers.

The children, ages 9 to 15, dressed in pointy ears and elf costumes at a shopping mall in the capital of Bangkok.

PHOTO: Over 1,700 children ages nine to 15 gathered at a shopping mall in Bangkok on Nov. 25, 2014.
Over 1,700 children ages nine to 15 gathered at a shopping mall in Bangkok on Nov. 25, 2014.
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Fourteen children were disqualified for not wearing their plastic ears. With that, a total of 1,762 participants were involved in beating the record.

PHOTO: Children dressed up as Santa's Elves gather outside a shopping mall to break a Guinness world record in Bangkok, Nov. 25, 2014.
Children dressed up as Santa's Elves gather outside a shopping mall to break a Guinness world record in Bangkok, Nov. 25, 2014.
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PHOTO: Richard Stenning, the representative for the Guinness World Records Certification Ceremony, gives the certificate for the world record to Narathip Rattapradit from the management of Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok, Nov. 25, 2014.
Richard Stenning, the representative for the Guinness World Records Certification Ceremony, gives the certificate for the world record to Narathip Rattapradit from the management of Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok, Nov. 25, 2014.
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The kids held their positions for five minutes on Nov. 25th before being announced Guinness World Records winners.

PHOTO: Fourteen children were disqualified for not wearing their elf ears at the event in Bangkok, Nov. 25, 2014.
Fourteen children were disqualified for not wearing their elf ears at the event in Bangkok, Nov. 25, 2014.
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PHOTO: The record was broken after officials counted 1,762 people dressed as Santa's elves in Bangkok on Nov. 25, 2014.
The record was broken after officials counted 1,762 people dressed as Santa's elves in Bangkok on Nov. 25, 2014.
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The previous record of the largest gathering of Santa's elves was set at 1,110 Nov. 9, 2013. It was achieved by Stockeld Park and Martin House Children's Hospice in the United Kingdom, according to Guinness.

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