Verboticism: Decomaniac

'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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Festifanatic

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /fes-ti-fuh-nat-ik/

Sentence: Every year, on the first day of December, Liz turned into a complete festifanatic. Yet, rather than trying to infect her friends and fellow workers with the holiday spirit, she would instead criticize their lack of spirit and accuse them of being 'ornamentally challenged,' which only further alienated everyone. Liz would always end up spending her holidays alone, despite all her enthusiasm.

Etymology: festive - "of, relating to, or appropriate for a feast or festival." (Latin, féstīvus - "merry") + fanatic (Latin, fānāticus - "pertaining to a temple, inspired by orgiastic rites, frantic")

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Hollycost

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: haw lee kost

Sentence: Holly Kost did it every year. From the minute Halloween ended, she started to decorate everything in her world with Christmas decorations. We are talking every inch inside and out of her yard, house, garage, car, plus her entire floor at work, her kids, her dog & cat, her spouse and herself. Every year she spent more and more money on new treasures. When she grudgingly took down her Christmas excess, just before Valentine's Day, she realized that she no longer had enough room to store away all her stuff at home. It was then that she decided to rent a big storage unit and pile everything into it. Sure, it was expensive, but so worth it, because she could also buy more stuff next year. Her hubby shook his head sadly, my wife is a YuleFool, she knows Noelimits, she's a Mistletroll, she knows Snowboundaries, she's a FiggyPudding, I think she hit herself on the old EggNoggin a long time ago and maybe we should put her in a Santatarium. Each year Holly Kost hollycost him more and more!

Etymology: Holly (Decorative Christmas plant with red berries) & Cost (the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor)& Holocaust (an act of great destruction/loss)

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COMMENTS:

Spectacular! - emdeejay, 2008-12-09: 22:16:00

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Decorat

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: DEK o rat

Sentence: Val Egurl was that special form of mallrat, the "Decorat." She obsessively purchased every holiday-themed item that she deemed to be "cute." She could no longer park in her garage because it was stuffed full of boxes, carefully labeled and color-coded for each major and minor holiday. She festooned both her house and herself with decorations for the relevant occasion. She even had lights up on her house year-round. But not just any lights - these were multicolored and synchronized to music, AND both the colors and the music corresponded to the holiday. On the Fourth of July, the lights were red, white, and blue, and the Star-Spangled Banner and other patriotic songs played. On Halloween, the lights were orange and black, and spooky music emanated. Not to mention Christmas - well, you get the idea.

Etymology: decorate + rat

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COMMENTS:

deco-rat-ive word! - Nosila, 2009-12-15: 01:13:00

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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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Tannenbum

Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: tan-in-bum

Sentence: Jesus Christ on a cross, I can't believe how hard Ross is tannenbumming it today. Seriously--holly print leotards?

Etymology: O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Blätter! (+ bum)

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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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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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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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Xmasdecafobia

Created by: mblewis41

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

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