Is October too early for hanging Christmas lights? Not for this Australian family who claimed the world record for having the
most Christmas lights. The family originally won the title back in 2011 with 331,038 lights, but was beaten in 2012 by a New York family with 346,283 lights.
David Richards started hanging 31 miles worth of lights in October. After a month of work, the Richards family broke the Guinness World Record by hanging 502,165 Christmas lights. Wondering about their energy bill? Apparently the half a million lights adds about $2,500 to the bill for the month of December.