Verboticism: Festoonatic

'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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Bauballer

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Bah ball er

Sentence: Miss L Toe, the lady snowman loved Christmas. She had a ball (well actually, she had three very nice ones) buying lots of Christmas balls. She used them for buttons instead of lumps of coal, and even for her eyes and nose. Miss L Toe put them on the trees, hung them from the street lights, car antennas, any where to please. She pinned them on the jackets of all who came to see her, too. She was the greatest bauballer of all

Etymology: BAUBLE, BALL, ALL, ER Bauble - synonym for decoration. Ball - round Christmas ornaments, also means to have fun as in have a ball (and any sexual connotations I leave to your imaginations). All - everthing and everyone as in where she put them. Er - a suffix meaning somebody who performs a particular action.

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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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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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Obsessorate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SESS-ohr-ayt

Sentence: Once again, Glendora showed her extreme holiday spirit and went on a crusade to obssesorate everything including phones, the john, and every window in her home, the same in her office and even hung ornaments in the interior of her car.

Etymology: Blend of 'obssess' (to engage in obsessive thinking : become obsessed with an idea) and 'decorate' (to furnish with something ornamental )

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Exesterfasation

Created by: frankierio

Pronunciation: X-es-ter-fas-A-shun

Sentence: The exesterfasation of Christmas is now starting even befor Thanksgiving.

Etymology: combining exess and fashion with sensationalism.

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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.

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Hollydaze

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hälēdāz

Sentence: Becky believes in the organic lifestyle. With Christmas coming she has decided to festoon a festive vest with holly leaves. Nothing synthetic for her. No plastic, no satin. Becky is in a hollydaze. Maybe it is an effect of the season. Maybe it is the blood loss caused by her prickly apparel.

Etymology: holly (a widely distributed shrub, typically having prickly dark green leaves, small white flowers, and red berries) + daze (make someone unable to think or react properly) play on Holidays

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Decorcessive

Created by: dusterbug

Pronunciation: de-cor-sessive

Sentence: don't you think you are going a little decorcessively this year?

Etymology: decorate + exsessive

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2007-12-03: 17:57:00

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Christmasshysterical

Created by: bluemoon72

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Sentence: My neighbors are so Christmasshysterical, it's become an all-out light war begining the day after Halloween.

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Domindecorate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dom-inn-deck-or-ate

Sentence: He could barely move when he walked into the house. She domindecorated so much so that the walls, floors and ceiling where completely covered with Yuletide "kitsch", it was like a Christmas padded cell.

Etymology: dominate (to permeate or to occupy a commanding or elevated position) + decorate (to furnish or adorn with something ornamental)

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