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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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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Decksess

mrskellyscl

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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Deckaholsic

nhanusek

Created by: nhanusek

Pronunciation: deck a hols ic

Sentence: Anita suffers from deckaholsic. I think she even attends meetings.

Etymology: deck the halls + alcoholic

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COMMENTS:

Nice! Deckaholic would have been good as well. - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-03: 18:57:00

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Jingolo

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: jing - oh - low

Sentence: Stuart had turned into a complete jingolo. There were holiday bells of all sorts everywhere....both at work and at home. He just couldn't stop hanging them as he was sooo into the spirit this year. They were hanging from the doors, halls, walls, cubicles, phones, file cabinets, bathroom fixtures, refrigerator and copy machine....and those were just some of the ones he had adorned the workplace with!

Etymology: Jingle (from jingle bells) Gigolo (a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained).... In combination, unrestrained jingle bells

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COMMENTS:

Exceptional. A real bellringer that is a-pealing. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 12:13:00

I'm just a jingolo and everywhere I go, I spread joy and mistletoe...cute word - Nosila, 2008-12-09: 23:18:00

good one - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:13:00

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Festidious

Created by: teriaki

Pronunciation: fe-STID-ee-uhs

Sentence: She went about the house hanging each ornament with festidious care.

Etymology: L. festus (festival) + L. taedium (wearisome or tedious state)

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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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Decophile

robohamster

Created by: robohamster

Pronunciation: deck o file

Sentence: "I can't believe Susan decorated the toilet this year." "I know, she's a total decophile."

Etymology: pedophile decorate

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Christpulsiveness

Created by: IllmaticKD

Pronunciation: Christ'puls'iv'ness

Sentence: A bow on the hood of the car, the cat looks like Santa Claude vomitted, even the sweater she wears ha christmas bulbs hanging from it, this person suffers from Christpulsiveness.

Etymology: noun; Derived from two words. Christmas, and compulsive. Also see: Christpulsive, Christpulsively

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COMMENTS:

Korinne KD, put some of your magic into the sentences... I need a laugh!!! - Korinne, 2007-12-06: 00:15:00

Korinne Love it! - Korinne, 2007-12-06: 08:45:00

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Preposterxmas

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pripästəreksməs

Sentence: Holly's approach to the holidays is truly preopsterxmas. It was bad enough last year when she started wearing a string of lights and couldn't leave her cubicle without trailing extension cords behind her but this year she is festooned with sprigs of holly and ornaments. She is a hazard to be around.

Etymology: preposterous (utterly absurd or ridiculous)+ Xmas (informal term for Christmas)

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Seasonalphobia

Created by: dapoliti9292

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