Before Sunday, few Brockton residents had ever heard of a little town in Ireland called Mullingar. But as more than 1,500 revelers gathered in downtown Brockton wearing red and white Santa hats, they were met with a giant television screen with a grainy video feed straight from the Irish town: Thousands of Mullingar residents waved back, all clad in Santa hats. The two towns joined forces to achieve a world record: The most Santa hats worn in two continents simultaneously.
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