Canadian comedians talk about Christmas

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadian comedians Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath are talking about Christmas. They teamed up to record a radio message about one of their favourite ways to buy Christmas presents, the World Vision Gift Catalogue. This public service announcement can be downloaded through CNW, or heard on local radio stations.

Mochrie and McGrath have been giving friends and family World Vision gifts for the past 8 years, and have visited the Democratic Republic of Congo to see World Vision in action.  

It is fun choosing and giving a donation that will mean a lot to a loved one. Says Mochrie, "I'll never buy another tie for Christmas when I can give a fun gift like an alpaca instead."

The World Vision Gift Catalogue allows Canadians to give tangible donations on behalf of their loved ones. It is an excellent way to change lives and brighten futures by supporting children and families around the world.

World Vision consults with communities, and asks them to list their greatest needs. These needs are then translated into the gifts in the World Vision Gift Catalogue. So when a gift is purchased through the Gift Catalogue, someone overseas receives a valuable item that will help change their life. With over 60 gift ideas, there's a gift for everyone. Gifts can be purchased through the print catalogue or at

Canadians can personalize a gift for a loved one for a touching present. For example, they can donate Two Hens and a Rooster to someone who loves cooking, so every time they crack an egg they can think of the family they helped.

For the latest news and information on the Gift Catalogue media can access the World Vision Gift Catalogue news room at:

Stations: Questions or concerns regarding the delivery of the public service announcement should be directed to

World Vision is a leading Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

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