Social news website Reddit has kicked off an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record by hosting the biggest ever online game of Secret Santa.

Registration for this year's Reddit Secret Santa began on the site November 1 st and will remain open until November 25th.

Once signed up, participants are then matched up and invited to use their best online sleuthing skills to choose an appropriate present to send by December 12 th.

When participants receive their present they canpost photos and videos to redditgifts and show everyone what their Secret Santa has gifted them.

The site is hoping to top last year's Secret Santa which saw over 17,000 participants in 90 different countries across the globe take part.

This year the site is allowing non-Reddit users the chance to join in the fun.

In previous years participants were required to have a Reddit account before sign-ups began, but this year non-members will be given brand new accounts in order to participate.

"We're dedicated to making this the largest and best Secret Santa the world has ever seen," said Erik Martin, General Manager of Reddit.

"While the Reddit Secret Santa will always belong to the community, we want to make this year's initiative as inclusive as possible, even if that means some participants are new to Reddit."

For more information on how to get involved, head to