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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Exesterfasation

Created by: frankierio

Pronunciation: X-es-ter-fas-A-shun

Sentence: The exesterfasation of Christmas is now starting even befor Thanksgiving.

Etymology: combining exess and fashion with sensationalism.

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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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artr I think I\'ve met Norma. - artr, 2009-12-14: 12:51:00

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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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Festinfatuate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: fest-in-FACH-oo-eyt

Sentence: For Bob, festinfatuated with the feriations of the whole world, the year was a 365 red-letter daze.

Etymology: Festinfatuate: Festival, Festoon & Infatuate:inspire with extravagant passion. 2. Feriation: celebrating a holiday (Grambs: "The Endangered English Dictionary.")

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Psyclaustic

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: sigh + claws + tic

Sentence: My mom has over 152 Santa Claus figurines of one sort or another, and drags them out every Christmas - I guess you could say she's psyclaustic.

Etymology: psychotic + claus

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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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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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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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Festcessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fest/ces/sive

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

Etymology: FESTCESSIVE - from - festive + obsessive + excessive

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Jubilackey

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: JOO-buh-LAK-ee

Sentence: For Bob, a jubilackey, and, especially, a yulethrall, festinfatuation, with the feriations of the whole world, continued year-long with 365 red-letter days.

Etymology: Blend of JUBILEE: A season of general celebration, holiday and rejoicing & LACKEY: Slave(slang); disciple, follower

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Good one Bob! - emdeejay, 2008-12-09: 22:22:00

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