Comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has topped an online poll of celebrities people most want to spend the Christmas holidays with. The openly-gay star snatched 36 per cent of more than 60,000 votes registered at PopEater.com.
DeGeneres beat Jennifer Aniston to the top spot - the "Friends" actress attracted 30 per cent of the votes, ahead of Taylor Swift in third with 20 per cent. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie came fourth with eight per cent, and U.S. reality TV mum Kate Gosselin rounded out the countdown at five with five per cent.
Ellen DeGeneres is the host of her own talk show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and will be the permanent judge of "American Idol" next year. She replaces Paula Abdul who exited the singing competition show due to disagreement in contract.