Verboticism: Festifanatic

'Isn't it a bit early to be wearing Christmas decorations?'

DEFINITION: n., A person so enamored with the holidays that they don't just deck their halls and home, but they also decorate their car, their cubicle, their pets, and themselves. v., To obsessively decorate according to seasonal holidays.

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Psyclaustic

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: sigh + claws + tic

Sentence: My mom has over 152 Santa Claus figurines of one sort or another, and drags them out every Christmas - I guess you could say she's psyclaustic.

Etymology: psychotic + claus

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Ornamaximental

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: or - nah - max - e - men - tal

Sentence: As I drove through the snowy, picturesque streets of my home town, coming back to spend the holidays with the family, I turned the corner and could see my childhood home. My mom had gone all ornamaximental again. Our home cast a halo of light which could be seen over the top of the hill. There must have been 20,000 lights everywhere, inluding trees, bushes, lawn decorations and even figurines on the roof. It was the same way when I was a kid. Our house glowed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, July 4th and sometimes even Valentine's Day.

Etymology: This word has several other words incorporated. Ornamental has maxi inside of it. Also, ornate and ornament are prefixes. In the middle are max, maximum. Also as a suffix, mental can be added to signify someone who is a bit "over the top". Ornate (elaborately ornamented, often to excess; flashy, flowery or showy) Ornament, Ornamental (a decoration, serving the purpose of decoration or beauty ) + Maximum (the largest possible quantity) + Mental (Mind, the collective aspects of intellect and consciousness, affected by a disorder of the mind)

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COMMENTS:

Very nice etymology, especially the mentality of it all. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:04:00

Maximental sentimental! Great word - Nosila, 2008-12-09: 23:15:00

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Wreathflex

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: reeth/flex

Sentence: Once the first snowflake has fallen it is an automatic wreathflex to bedeck and festoon everything within eyesight with garlands and bows and silver bells...ahhh gives me goosebumps. 'deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la'

Etymology: wreath + reflex

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COMMENTS:

Clever create and Christmas carolling for our delight - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:08:00

Incredible. - nickmarziani, 2008-12-09: 11:52:00

BRILLIANT!! EASILY ONE OF THE BEST WORDS THIS MONTH!!! - Stevenson0, 2008-12-09: 17:38:00

We are wreathed in smiles... - Nosila, 2008-12-09: 23:19:00

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Outaklaus

Created by: looseball

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Jinglehells

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Jingle hells

Sentence: On my way to work, Just a normal day. Here we go again... Trinkets in the way! Ditsy colleagues hang, Tinsel by the score. Don't they realise we are not children anymore? OH! ...

Etymology: Jingle Bells. Everyone sing along!

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COMMENTS:

petaj you have a touch of the bah humbugs there! - petaj, 2008-12-10: 05:50:00

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Holidayationist

Created by: Oodles

Pronunciation: hóllə dày náysh'nist

Sentence: Anna's mum starts putting up the Christmas tree in late September & decorates the whole house, she's such a holidayationist!

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Hollydeckorator

Created by: lpr416

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Sentence: This is the season that makes all “Hollydeckorators” jolly.

Etymology: from "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly" and "decorator"

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Holiholic

Created by: pacha

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COMMENTS:

Good word! Had a friend for whom Christmas came once a year- but he seemed to celebrated it during 365 days. He had a year -long yearning, I guess, for yuletide! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:24:00

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Decoramus

Created by: schoolmarm

Pronunciation: dec/or/A/mus

Sentence: His past follies could have been forgiven, but his coworkers quailed when the resident decoramus showed up on St. Patrick's Day wearing nothing but a four-leaf clover.

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Tinselvate

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tin-suh l-veyt

Sentence: Even before retailers start hawking the Christmas season Merry and her friend Holly begin decking their halls, pets, cars, cubicles and even their outfits. They have been known to wear glass ornaments as earrings and garland like a boa. Like a bedazzler gone mad, Merry will tinselvate a sweater so much that she has to be careful walking in front of a car at night for fear of blinding the driver.

Etymology: tinsel (decorations made of thin strips of shiny metal) + titivate (to make smart or spruce up)

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