Verboticism: Hollycost

'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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Tinselitis

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: tinsel/I/tis

Sentence: Sue's tinselistis was so acute that they had to schedule an emergency tinsellectomy.

Etymology: tinsel + tonsillitis

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COMMENTS:

Congrats on your over all weekly win last week! Some great words!! Well done!!! - Stevenson0, 2007-12-03: 15:10:00

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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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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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Festcessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/ces/sive

Sentence: She is completely and totally festcessive about the Christmas season.

Etymology: festive + obcessive + excessive

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Great word! - Mustang, 2007-12-03: 17:51:00

Very nice, and good for all holidays. - purpleartichokes, 2007-12-03: 19:03:00

Another great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-04: 16:29:00

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

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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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Krismess

Created by: biffbig1

Pronunciation: kris+mess

Sentence: Damn, she was a Krismess!

Etymology: not wanting to say Christ + mess

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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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Wornament

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: worn a ment

Sentence: Mary-Chris Mass has for obvious reasons become obsessed with festooning herself, her car, her house and her work space with Christmas decorations. Her efforts to wornament herself, family and colleages has actually paid off. They find it easier to conform to her wishes than to resist. In fact they carry the theme year-round. The office is now painted red and green and holly, ivy, poinsettias and mistletoe grow in the office atrium. Because her office is a call centre conducting market research, the building is now being called the North Poll!

Etymology: Worn (past participle of wear;something adorning oneself) & Ornament (v. to make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)

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Obsessibrate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SESS-uh-brayt

Sentence: Gracielda was so heavily into the holiday spirit she once again showed her need to obsessabrate by decorating everything from her dog, to her car, the refrigerator and even the john in her bathroom, making her friends and family members wonder if she was in touch with reality.

Etymology: Blend of obsession and celebrate

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