Holiday lingo for Christmas dinner, from the KidDictionary by Morristown’s Eric Ruhalter


Eric Ruhalter, a senior writer and producer for AMC television who directed the prize-winning Good for the Earth in last summer’s Film Festival, knows how to speak kids’ language–especially during the holidays.

Here are a few of his Holiday KidDefinitions, from Eric’s The KidDictionary
(more fun at – Words Parents Need To Describe Kids):

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Eric Ruhalter, director of 'Good for the Earth,' has coined some holiday phrases in his KidsDictionary.

JINGLEBERRY (JING-uhl-behr-ee)  n. :  A Christmas Carol or other holiday song whose lyrics have been changed to incorporate potty talk and other themes contrary to the season the songs were intended to celebrate.

SHIRTURBED (shurr-TERBD) adj.:   Annoyed state of a child who just received an article of clothing as a present.

RAMPAPER (rahm-PAY-puhr) v    To ferociously shred through the gift-wrap on a present with no regard for the festive design nor the time and care that went into wrapping it.

SAINTNICKTRONIZE:  (saynt-NICK-truh-nize) v.:  To feign belief in Santa Claus with hopes of a bigger Christmas payload.  (See:  EASTERBLUFFING)


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