It’s a strange time of year. With so much time off, you can start to feel a bit lost and directionless.
you know between Christmas and new year when you’re just kinda lost and don’t know what to do
We need to think of something to do with the period between Christmas and New Year. It just sits there, doing nothing.
And the trouble is, there’s no word for this period. Which only adds to the feeling of groggy purposelessness.
Dr. Algernop Krieger
This no man’s week between Christmas and New Year’s really needs a purpose and a name…
Not every country has this problem.
Ole A. Imsen
The days between Christmas Eve (when we celebrate) and New Year’s Eve is called “Romjul” in Norwegian. Great word that English needs.
We should learn from Norway’s example and decide on a word. But what?
A quick glance at Twitter yields a few suggestions.
Between Christmas and New Year - Twixtmas.
a thoughtful bug
The time between Christmas and New Year’s Day is called the Witching Week and nothing you do in this week counts.
The period between Christmas and New Year should be called Food Week.
The bit between Christmas and New Year when no one knows what day it is is called Chrimbo Limbo.
The week between Christmas and New Year’s should be called the Holiday Taint.
@Sickayduh Or just Taintmas.
However, if we’re going to be democratic about it, there’s a clear frontrunner in terms of popularity.
For those confused, the bit between Christmas and New Year is called the Perineum. That is all.
My mum just described the days between Christmas and New Year as “a festive perineum”.
I like to think of this dream-state patch between Christmas and New Year as a sort of temporal perineum.
Perineum (n): In males, the region between the scrotum and the anus. See also, the time between Christmas and New Year.
@alstewitn @DPJHodges An acquaintance refers to this moment as the “Christmas perineum”. Apologies if you’re still eating.
“Christmas Perineum” does the job, but it’s a little wordy. Is there a snappier version…?
It’s that awkward bit in between Christmas and New Year. Merryneum, if you like.