Verboticism: Seasonalphobia

'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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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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Yuleogize

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: yool o jiyze

Sentence: Holly Berry and Carol Sing took the Christmas Season very seriously at work. Just as soon as the Halloween decorations had been removed, they decked their cubicles and all other areas of the office with Christmas lights, mistletoe, garlands, Nativity scenes and various decorations. Every year they would buy more to add to their collections. They also decked themselves in Christmas jewellery, attire and headgear. Visitors were agog at their efforts. Little or no real work was done during this time, although the two elves kept themselves working at a fever pitch to achieve the feeling of Christmas. One year they overdid it and expired. Holly Berry was buried and Carol Sing sung her last song. Their boss, Ebenezer McManager did break down and yuleogize them for their spirit and enthusiasm at all things Christmas. People finally appreciated what those girls had done each year for them. In their honor thereafter, he ordered the decorations to stay up year-round so that their spirits would remind the employees of that Christmas feeling.

Etymology: Yule (Christmas Season, Dec.24-Jan.06;also pagan Winter Season Holidays)& Eulogize (praise formally and eloquently)

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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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Deckerotomaniac

Created by: Buzzardbilly

Pronunciation: dek-i-roh-tuh-mey-nee-ak

Sentence: Christmas my foot, she's a deckerotomaniac for any holiday from the rabbit ears she attached to her car at Easter down to the doughboy uniform she wore for Armistice Day.

Etymology: deck (to adorn people or rooms, also invokes the movie "Deck the Halls" about overdecorating) + erotomaniac (abnormally strong sexual desire because deckerotomaniacs clearly get off on decorating)

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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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Sillybrate

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Silly-brate

Sentence: Sally sparkled and tinkled as she walked, the bells on her shoes making them look elfinesque, while her large fat-santa ear-rings flashed incessantly beside her red-dyed hair. When the door opened her colleagues inevitably looked up, their gaze drawn by reflex and some would emit a groan equally reflexively. "Season's Greetings!" she would smile at everyone, glowing with holiday glee as she bounded about the office in a flurry of red, green and gold, flashing lights and ringing bells. Until she bumped into Adrian, greying cubicle curmudgeon: "Oh, stop-it, you silly girl!" he snapped, having heard enough bells for the day. "If you don't go away or get rid of that crap I'll forcibly de-festoon you, sillybrate!"

Etymology: Silly - the very [] overuse of tinsel, bells, lights, fat flashing light santas, present-shaped ear-rings and other festoonery foisted on us by the over-indulgent foistooners of the season. Celebrate - what is commonly supposed to happen on special or seasonal occasions, and usually involving a modicum of merriment, mead, melee and possibly mistle-toe..

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Christerical

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kris terry kal

Sentence: if you go Christerical in november yule probably regret it.

Etymology: hysterical, Christmas

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COMMENTS:

Ho Ho Ho - Nosila, 2011-12-12: 23:05:00

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Holiwhore

Created by: Tesher

Pronunciation: HOL-ih-hor

Sentence: Janice and Susan hate each other because they both try to out-holiwhore each other with bells, lights, and mistletoe.

Etymology: Holiday + Whore

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COMMENTS:

Korinne Hilarious :) - Korinne, 2007-12-03: 23:54:00

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Ornamenomania

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: awr-nuh-men-no-mey-nee-uh

Sentence: My sister is suffering from ornamenomania, she redecorates every room for each holiday.

Etymology: ornament - to furnish with ornaments. + Monomania - an inordinate or obsessive zeal for or interest in a single thing, idea, subject, or the like.

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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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