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'Why can't you get it up?'

DEFINITION: n., A Christmas tree, ornament or caroler that, no matter how it is tied, tethered and tilted, refuses to stay upright. v., To be so full of Christmas cheer that you simply sparkle, twinkle and tip over.

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kriss sidd funk shun

Sentence: It was a case of "hohoho to nohoho as the tree suffered from the annual bout of Chrisdisfunction, due to the self inoculation by the erector against the cold by hipflask as he queued in the snow for the aforementioned tree.

Etymology: christmas, disfunction

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: slant-a-flaws

Sentence: Finding a tree without slantaflaws, one that is perfect and straight, is hard when so many need slantabras to keep them from falling prostrate. We need to find one with a slantaclause -- one that comes with a guarantee that if our tree gets the slantablahs we can come and exchange it for free.

Etymology: slant: incline or bend from a vertical position + flaw: an imperfection

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: flor/na/ment

Sentence: When we headed off to bed Christmas Eve our beautiful woodland tree was bedecked in the finest glass ornaments. Alas, Christmas morning the tree was bare and the carpet was littered with broken floornaments.

Etymology: ornament + floor


Excellent word with wider application! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-10: 17:48:00

Love it Jabber! - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-10: 19:28:00


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Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: blits + end

Sentence: I got totally blitzened at the staff Chistmas party, and knocked the full punch bowl into the boss's wife's lap, during my karaoke rendition of O Holy Night.

Etymology: drunk + the reindeer harnessed beside Donder


well you did 'fall on your knees' but did you 'hear the angel voices'? - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-10: 16:16:00


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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: em/bell/ish/bent

Sentence: The decorations on our tree always look like embellishbents.

Etymology: embellishment + bent

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: slantÉ™

Sentence: Tim is full of the Christmas spirit. More accurately he is full of Christmas spirits. He is a regular Slanta. Upright is not in his current skill set. Another cup of nog and it could be a case of Slanta Crawls.

Etymology: slant (slope or lean in a particular direction) + Santa (an imaginary figure said to bring presents for children on Christmas)

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Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Yule-een

Sentence: With merry songsters crouding tight, festive tinsel left and right, the christmas spirit shining bright, well lit by festive table-lights. Mulled wine and eggnog warm and sweet, keeps blood flowing to your feet, but if you much indulge, you'll bulge, and droop with festive meats and treats. You'll cant, careen, recline and lean. In festive repose, you'll be yulean.

Etymology: Yule - of the older Yuletide solstice celebration now encumbered with modern chrisisitudes. Lean - to share one's weight with an object or person, cant, careen or recline. Herculean - descriptive of the large amount of effort put into festoonery, jollity and family gatherings at christmas. Elan - impetuous ardour, like that demonstrated by over-eggnogged carollers and others similarly afflicted with Yulean droopishness.


You live, Yulean :-) - emdeejay, 2008-12-15: 02:51:00


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Created by: Ismelstar

Pronunciation: [krip-uhld dik-ee]

Sentence: Our little apartment was blessed with high ceilings, meaning the tall, skinny eight-foot Christmas tree we lugged up four flights would be just perfect. Unfortunately, the slender, protruding crown crippledickied as soon as it was topped with our 3 lb star.

Etymology: A mash up of 'crippled', anything that is impaired or flawed and 'dickey', a contraction of doohickey, meaning a gadget, dingus, or thingumbob.


Cute word and story - Nosila, 2008-12-15: 19:55:00

metrohumanx Hahaha. good one. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-17: 01:05:00

Fantastic - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-17: 04:06:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: YOOL-uhs-droop

Sentence: It was a sad case of yulersdroop as Bob's Christmas tree lay limp, in the sagging silence of the night, in a gloomy, groggy mistlethroe of dejected detumescence

Etymology: Yule, n. [OE. yol, [yogh]ol, AS. ge['o]l; akin to ge['o]la December or January, Icel. j[=o]l Yule, Ylir the name of a winter month, Sw. jul Christmas, Dan. juul, Goth. jiuleis November or December. Cf. Jolly.] Christmas or Christmastide; the feast of the Nativity of our Savior. Anglo-Saxons' name for a two-month midwinter season corresponding to Roman December and January. DROOP: sagging, sinking, bending, hanging down, as fro weakness or lack of support.


sad indeed - perhaps a little gin in the water dish would perk it up - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-15: 11:45:00

It was pining for the fjords of Norway. - Nosila, 2008-12-15: 19:57:00

metrohumanx Finland Finland Finland- The country where I long to be..... - metrohumanx, 2008-12-16: 19:35:00


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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: YOOL TIDE wun on

Sentence: Apparently for Hannah Kah, the Christmas party had already started well before the other guests had even arrived. She had really yuletiedoneon and was wandering through the neighborhood loudly singing Christmas carols, even though she's Jewish! I guess one could say she really had the Christmas spirits....

Etymology: Yuletide + tie one on (to drink with the intention of becoming intoxicated)


cute - Nosila, 2009-12-18: 01:19:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-10: 01:39:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes Thank you purpleartichokes ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-17: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James