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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Adornorate

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Ah-dor-nor-rate

Sentence: Filled with all kinds of holiday cheer, Liz would adornorate anything she came in contact with.

Etymology: Combination of Adorn plus orate (from decorate).

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Ornamaniac

Created by: kragn

Pronunciation: orn-a-MAY-nee-ack

Sentence: Debbie's an ornamaniac -- she's got a couple of strands of Christmas lights in her purse for unexpected decorating opportunities.

Etymology: ornament + maniac

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Decorismasser

Created by: celtiklass

Pronunciation: Decôr-ris-massûr -n.

Sentence: One who decorates anything and everything including themselves with tacky Christmas decorations! Gives new meaning to a little goes a long way!

Etymology: Originated during the tacky 80's. Every town has one!

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Holimaniac

Created by: williek1

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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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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Decksess

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: deck-sess

Sentence: Norma was anything but normal over the holidays. To say that she got into the holiday spirit was an understatement to say the least. In fact, she would decorate to decksess. Her house was so brightly lit with twinkie lights that it could be seen from the space shuttle, and her yard was bedecked and littered with moving reindeer, angels, blowup santas, Peanuts characters and huge, giant snow-globes containing Eeyore and Winny-the-Pooh. In her house she had a large Menorah next to her silver Christmas Tree and her Kwanzaa candles. She would come to work wearing reindeer antlers and a large string of twinkie lights around her neck. We found it amusing, then, when we asked her about her religious observance. "I don't believe in the religious stuff," she said, "I just like to decorate."

Etymology: deck: to decorate (as in "Deck the Halls") + excess: exceeding what is normal or sufficient

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COMMENTS:

artr I think I\'ve met Norma. - artr, 2009-12-14: 12:51:00

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Unbelievabawble

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: unn bee leev a baw bull

Sentence: She was totally unbelievabawble as she jingled all the way to her workgrotto, merrily mincing her buns on her way back from refyuleing at the coffee dock.

Etymology: unbelievable, bauble

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COMMENTS:

Congrats on your 'minimaim' fame. Well deserved! - Stevenson0, 2007-12-03: 12:26:00

I like refyuleing as well - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-03: 13:01:00

Big congrats on getting published Galway! (And I personally know a bun-mincer.) - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-03: 19:20:00

Good on ya for success with "minimaim' - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:32:00

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Xmasdecafobia

Created by: mblewis41

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jack has spent so much time and money on Xmas decorations, I think he's suffering from xmasdecafobia.

Etymology:

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Jinglejerk

Created by: Mindy1955

Pronunciation: 'jiŋ-gel-'jerk

Sentence: Christmas decorations a week before Thanksgiving, what a jinglejerk.

Etymology: Middle English direct result of the excesses of the 1970's

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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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