November 30, 2010 10:23 ET

Correction: Search is on for Canada's Most Outrageous Holiday Home Decorators

CORRECTION from Source - correct copy follows: Original ReleaseID 201011300001 In a previous press release issued by at Nov 30 2010 9:19AM, errors occurred. The links for high resolution pictures contained a typo. The correct links are as follows and Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2010) - The search is on for Canada's most outrageously decorated home, and you can help decide the winner.

A new web site,, is searching for Canada's most outrageous holiday home decorators. The search is sponsored by, Canada's Christmas movie memorabilia store.

So, when decorating for the holidays, do you "Go Griswold;" or know someone who does?

Most everyone knows someone like Clark Griswold, the goofy-but-lovable dad, played by Chevy Chase in the 1989 movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. His mission to create a memorable family Christmas by stapling 25,000 twinkle lights to his home is pop-culture legend, and the Griswold name has become synonymous with anyone who is over-the-top with their seasonal decorations.

Canada sees its share of Griswold homes each Christmas and wants Canadians to share photos, videos and stories of the Clark Griswolds they know. The person who most represents the Griswold approach to Christmas decorating will be awarded a $1,000 online shopping spree at, where they can stock up on Christmas movie memorabilia, such as the glass moose mugs Clark and Cousin Eddie toast with in the movie.

"We want to celebrate people across Canada who decorate extraordinarily for the love of Christmas and for the enjoyment of their family, friends and neighbours-people who put fun into the season," says Tyler Schwartz, owner of "Outrageous holiday home decorators deserve recognition and appreciation for delighting millions of Canadians from coast to coast."

"Is your house on fire, Clark?" "No, Aunt Bethany, those are Christmas lights."

From December 1 until December 15, 2010, Canadians can celebrate the outrageous holiday home decorators in their neighbourhoods by submitting photos and videos of nominated homes, along with a short explanation of why they feel a particular home or decorator deserves recognition. Full details are available at

On December 18, 2010, one nominee will be awarded a $1,000 online shopping spree at, the Christmas movie memorabilia store. Two runner-ups will receive a set of eight glass moose mugs, like those seen in the movie.

ABOUT RETROFESTIVE.CA is Canada's Christmas movie memorabilia store. The website is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Christmas Vacation moose mugs, officially licensed by Warner Bros. Over the past 20 years, moose mugs have become a cult phenomenon, as fans of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation have searched for ways to celebrate the movie and its characters in their own homes.


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