Verboticism: Hollytosis

'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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Holidazzler

Created by: mvsmyth

Pronunciation: HOLL-uh-dazz-lerr

Sentence: Jeff didn't realize he had married a holidazzler until it was too late, and now every festive occasion was marked by decorations covering every square inch of their split-level rancher---inside and out!

Etymology: A combination of "holiday", any generally accepted occasion for celebration, and "dazzle", meaning in this case to overpower with a bright and spectacular display.

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Krismess

Created by: biffbig1

Pronunciation: kris+mess

Sentence: Damn, she was a Krismess!

Etymology: not wanting to say Christ + mess

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Festoonatic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fes too nat ik

Sentence: he was such a mad festoonatick he tied some sleigh bells on his duck christmas quackers!

Etymology: festoon, lunatic

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COMMENTS:

Fantastic and funny - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 11:06:00

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Holifanorator

Created by: lelia

Pronunciation: holi-fan-o-rator

Sentence: She is such a holifanorator that she has lost count of all of her decorations!

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Compulsifester

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: com-pul-si-fes-ter

Sentence: Jill was such a compulsifester, she wore a wreath around her neck for two weeks before Christmas.

Etymology: compul (compulsive) fester (festivities)

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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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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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Decwhorator

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: DEK-hor-ay-ter

Sentence: My friend, Wendy, is such a decwhorator that she has an entire month's worth of festive sweat shirts and sweaters. The one with Snoopy carrying the plate of cookies is cute, but the snow scene sweat shirt with a little stuffed kid tacked on to a spot where he appears to be sledding down Mt. Mammary, well, I think it's slightly obscene.

Etymology: decorator, whore (an obsessed person)

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COMMENTS:

Very funny. Amusing reference to that 'sledding' location too... - Tigger, 2007-12-03: 21:13:00

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Festinfatuate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: fest-in-FACH-oo-eyt

Sentence: For Bob, festinfatuated with the feriations of the whole world, the year was a 365 red-letter daze.

Etymology: Festinfatuate: Festival, Festoon & Infatuate:inspire with extravagant passion. 2. Feriation: celebrating a holiday (Grambs: "The Endangered English Dictionary.")

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Holiaddict

Created by: gmlehmann

Pronunciation: holly-add-ickt

Sentence: Everything she did was was related to the holidays. She was a real holiaddict.

Etymology: Holiday + Addict or Addiction

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