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'Why can't you get it up?'

DEFINITION: n., A Christmas tree, ornament or caroler that, no matter how it is tied, tethered and tilted, refuses to stay upright. v., To be so full of Christmas cheer that you simply sparkle, twinkle and tip over.

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Fallsamfir

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: fall-some-fur

Sentence: We've tried three different tree stands, placing all the ornaments on one side to balance the weight and even drilling a few branches into the wall but the darned tree keeps falling over; the Christmas tree that Lenny brought home is a genuine fallsam fir.

Etymology: balsam fir; evergreen tree traditionally used as a Christmas Tree + fall

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metrohumanx Kinda like "Folsam Prison Blues", nay? - metrohumanx, 2008-12-17: 01:06:00

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Carollapse

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: carol laps

Sentence: The choristers set out at 7.00pm with their candles erect, songsheets aligned and vestments spick and span. As they wassailed their way through the village streets sampling the Christmas cheer, their silent night got louder and louder, the shepherds washed their socks by night until goo kin wenwenwenceslashshsh looged out. It was a complete carollapse.

Etymology: carol + collapse

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Christmaskew

Created by: Ransom

Pronunciation: kris-ma-SKYOO

Sentence: After countless hours of tilting and turning, Stan was still unable to break the tree's christmaskew appearance.

Etymology: Christmas + askew

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Askyule

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /əˈskjul/ /uh-SKYOOL/

Sentence: One might think that it would make more sense to put the crown of candles on the head of an adult, but anyone who's ever been to a Santa Lucia celebration knows that the children are by far the least askyule people in the house.

Etymology: From askew + yule

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COMMENTS:

tilted tree ... or tilted me ... after one egg nog too many ... any tilted christmas thing ... I like the word and the meaning! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 14:34:00

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Tiltitis

Created by: mamamia

Pronunciation: til-ti-tis

Sentence: After countless attempts to get the xmas tree to stand upright, Kevin then realized he had been sold a tree that suffered from tiltitis.

Etymology: tilt-derived from the word tilt(having its original meaning) and itis usually you can find at the end of certain medical conditions.

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Damn, i hope this makes it to the b! - mamamia, 2008-12-15: 19:36:00

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Christmascareeling

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CHRIS-muhs-care-ee-ling

Sentence: Nicholas was full of good cheer, filled with Christmas dinner and so bubbly from so much spiked egg nog that he spent most of the evening Christmascareeling and staggering about while all those about him were merely singing and laughing.

Etymology: Blend of Christmas, Caroling, and Reeling (To stagger, lurch, or sway, as from drunkenness)

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there were a few of those at our office Christmas party - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-15: 11:40:00

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Fallallallallall

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fall/all/all/all/all

Sentence: It was a Christmas tradition for the carolers to carry heavily spiked eggnog to ward off the chill winds and heavy snow but by the time they got half way through their route the chorus of deck the halls seemed most appropriate as they fallallallallalled into a deep snowdrift.

Etymology: fall all + Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la.

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COMMENTS:

Heh heh...been there and done that. Excellent work - Mustang, 2008-12-15: 08:37:00

Creatively funny! My second vote for today goes to you! - logarithm, 2008-12-15: 09:36:00

artr Love it. Very funny - artr, 2008-12-15: 13:26:00

It's catchy, too. The alliteration is kinda drunken sounding. - Ismelstar, 2008-12-16: 00:07:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-17: 04:05:00

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Scrackerwhiff

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: skrA-kuh-wif

Sentence: No matter how much Anne tried, she could not make the scrackerwhiff angel sit straight atop the tree. Eventually Anne gave up and turned to the sherry, in an attempt to get scrackerwhiffy herself.

Etymology: Cracker + Skew-whiff

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Tannenbombed

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tah-nuh n-bomd

Sentence: Jerry could not remember the words to "Oh Cristmas Tree" because he was completely tannenbombed.

Etymology: Tannenbaum (Christmas Tree) + bombed (completely intoxicated; drunk)

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Decoranot

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: Deck-or-not

Sentence: No matter how sturdy their tree was, Jim's favorite Christmas ornament was a decoranot. It weighed five pounds and would always make his tree lean to the right.

Etymology: "Decora" from decorate and "Not"

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-10: 01:39:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes Thank you purpleartichokes ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-17: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James