Verboticism: Celebraddict

'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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Holidayationist

Created by: Oodles

Pronunciation: hóllə dày náysh'nist

Sentence: Anna's mum starts putting up the Christmas tree in late September & decorates the whole house, she's such a holidayationist!

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Santaclaustricphobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: San + ta + closs + trik + PHOE + bya

Sentence: Mildred's Santaclaustricphobia had become so severe that her family, coworkers and neighbors had come to dread the Christmas season.

Etymology: Santa Claus + phobia

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COMMENTS:

well done! - galwaywegian, 2007-12-03: 07:59:00

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Adornorate

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Ah-dor-nor-rate

Sentence: Filled with all kinds of holiday cheer, Liz would adornorate anything she came in contact with.

Etymology: Combination of Adorn plus orate (from decorate).

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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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Decorobsessivitis

Created by: mzscarlet

Pronunciation: dekor-obsessi-vitis

Sentence: Because of her decorobsessivitis, Susie looks like a clown most of the time, changing clothes and accessories to match every imaginable holiday.

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Decorosessive

Created by: JusMeLP

Pronunciation: De'CORE' - o - sessive

Sentence: Call me 'Decorosessive', but jus' because you don't appreciate holidays - Don't hate me for being 'In the Spirt' !!!!

Etymology: Decor + Obsessive = a compulsion to Decorate everything during a holiday!!

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Deckadent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dek a dent

Sentence: Merry Yule is a self-proclaimed deckadent. She starts gathering her Christmas Kitsch in October and by December her home,vehicle,office, pets and person are covered in greens & reds, candy canes, bells and holly. When she looks for a new home, the first thing she asks is, "Where can I put the Christmas Tree?" She gets so excited waiting for Santa, no one has the heart to tell her he's not real...

Etymology: Decadent (a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically); marked by excessive self-indulgence)& & Decorate (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)& Deck (to decorate;to be beautiful to look at)

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Fesquinoxaphrenic

Created by: MichaelCampbellUK

Pronunciation: fes-kwe-nox-a-fre-nic

Sentence: Ursula's fesquinoxaphrenia drove her like some crazed clockwork squirrel to stockpile the seasons baubles.

Etymology: Fes- (from festive) -quinox (from equinox, a seasonal event) -aphrenia (hebaphrenia, mental illness characterised by extreme hoarding). See 'fesquinoxafrenic' N.

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Decorationist

Created by: Daniel999

Pronunciation: Dekorachonst

Sentence: As a decorationist, she was approached throughout the year for various decorative ideas.

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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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