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The Search

December 1, 2010

The search is on for Canada’s most outrageously decorated home, and you can help decide the winner. is searching for Canada’s most outrageous holiday home decorators. The search is sponsored by, Canada’s Christmas movie memorabilia store.

When decorating for the holidays, do you “Go Griswold” or know someone who does?

Clark Griswold lights up the holidays.

Clark Griswold lights up the holidays.

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.

The Great Griswold Holiday Home Award

Christmas Vacation Griswold House Lights

“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.

Leg man? We've got a lamp for you!