Verboticism: Festcessive

'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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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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Krismess

Created by: biffbig1

Pronunciation: kris+mess

Sentence: Damn, she was a Krismess!

Etymology: not wanting to say Christ + mess

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Holimaniac

Created by: williek1

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Jinglehells

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Jingle hells

Sentence: On my way to work, Just a normal day. Here we go again... Trinkets in the way! Ditsy colleagues hang, Tinsel by the score. Don't they realise we are not children anymore? OH! ...

Etymology: Jingle Bells. Everyone sing along!

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COMMENTS:

petaj you have a touch of the bah humbugs there! - petaj, 2008-12-10: 05:50:00

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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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Decomaniac

Created by: snekorb

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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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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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Celebraddict

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: Noun: seh-leh-brA-dikt Verb: seh-leh-bruh-dIkt

Sentence: Noun: The celebraddict forbade the others from approaching the Christmas tree - she alone knew where the baubles should hang. Verb: Her compulsion was such that she took tinsel everywhere, needing even to temporarily celebraddict her seat on the bus.

Etymology: Celebrate + Addict

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Seasonalphobia

Created by: dapoliti9292

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