Anyway, we have to admit we like the sound of the word kerfuffle and it just seems to colorfully encapsulate this whole Christmas hoo-hah. We promise in the future to use the term more sparingly.
Noun: kerfuffle (kur’fúful)
Definition: 1.a commotion or fuss; 2.a disorderly outburst or tumult
Synonyms: disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah
Origin: perhaps from Scots curfuffle (from fuffle to disorder), or related to Irish cior thual ‘confusion, disorder’