Drum roll please...Canadians love the Griswold family

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation tops Zip online poll as favourite
    holiday film

    OTTAWA, Dec. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - "250 strands of light, 100 bulbs per
strand for a grand total of...25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights!" The
1989 John Hughes-penned film Christmas Vacation chronicling the hapless
Griswold's family Christmas bested a list of traditional favourites including
It's a Wonderful Lie and A Christmas Carol as the favourite holiday flick
among voters at Zip, Canada's online video rental service.
    The Chevy Chase slapstick comedy earned 21.8% of votes, followed by A
Christmas Story and It's a Wonderful Life with 15.9% and 15.8% respectively.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Scrooged, Miracle on 34th
Street (1947), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Eight Crazy Nights rounded
out the list.
    "I think the popularity of Christmas Vacation lies in the grains of truth
amid the humour. We see shades of ourselves, our families and the madness of
the holidays in this over-the-top film," commented Rick Anderson, President &
CEO of Zip. "We're also giving Die Hard an honourable mention - we didn't
offer it as a choice in our poll but it got quite a few votes in our forum!"

    The Zip service

    Zip.ca, Canada's online video rental service offers members the largest
selection of films in virtually every category and genre including TV series,
blockbusters, new releases and classics in a library of over 73,000 films,
home delivered to your door, with no late fees and no due dates.
    Zip members have access to over 61,000 member-written film reviews and
4.5 million film ratings, making Zip.ca one of Canada's most robust sources of
information on members entertainment preferences.

    About Zip.ca

    Zip.ca (www.zip.ca) is Canada's leading online DVD rental service,
delivering DVDs to your mailbox with no late fees, no due dates and no
hassles. Zip.ca offers Canada's most extensive DVD library (over 73,000 titles
and growing) and gives members 24/7 convenience for creating and managing
their own personal ZipLists of must-see movies, television shows, music videos
and other video selections. Zip.ca delivers thousands of DVDs right to
members' doors across Canada every day. With a variety of low-priced monthly
membership plans, Zip.ca provides the best selection, convenience and value in
DVD rentals. With its headquarters in Ottawa, Zip.ca is part of the
Momentous.ca family of online enterprises.

    Results of online poll with 2039 participants

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For further information: Shelagh O'Connor, (613) 866-9956,

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