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This December your text message conversations with family and friends will likely feature popular holiday emoji like the gift-wrapped present 🎁, Santa and Mrs. Claus 🎅🤶, and the Christmas tree 🎄. But Textline is here to help you decipher seasonal communications with this guide to the less obvious -- but arguably more useful -- emoji you'll send and receive this winter.

🤮 Officially known as the vomiting face, keep this emoji handy for the day after your office holiday party. Popularity wanes after January 1st. (Pairs well with 🍸 and 🚽)

📣 Speaking of office holiday parties, you'll want to quickly summon a megaphone in case a hostage situation erupts high atop your corporate tower. Keep this emoji in your favorites through New Year's Eve -- it could save your life! (See also 🚁 and 💣)

💩 Often mistaken for dog poop, religious scholars know the smiling face is the unmistakable signature of flying reindeer waste. Look out below! (Related: 🦌)

🍝 During a 1923 radio address, US President Calvin Coolidge mistakenly spread the false rumor that Santa likes milk and cookies. In truth, Santa fuels his all-night delivery run with a high-carb diet like a marathon runner. Help out Santa this year with a large portion of spaghetti (followed by 🍺).

🎃 Did you promise to dispose of that orange squash rotting on your front porch? It's only been there for 6 or 7 weeks! Most Christmas trees remain standing in the front window til mid-April. Stick to your guns this year! As long as there is still uneaten candy corn on top of the fridge, the Halloween pumpkin stays 🤪

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