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Right-tinsel, yes or no?

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OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Sat 02-Dec-17 11:09:59

And if yes, colour co ordinated or what ever?
(I'm a no. I once offended teenage dd by saying tinsel was common. blush in my defence it was at the end of a long day Christmas shopping spending hours in topshop, urban outfitterers and primark, I needed a coffee --a big drink and it was the straw that broke the reindeers back". I've mellowed a bit now, but can't find any I like)

inmyheadimthequeen Sat 02-Dec-17 11:14:33

It's a no from me but my DD (15) loves it. Compromise is that she is allowed to wind it round the banister but we don't have it on the tree grin

Tinselistacky Sat 02-Dec-17 11:14:39

Just no - obviously grin

DoorbellsSleighbellsSchnitzel Sat 02-Dec-17 11:20:22

Ooh I love tinsel, I'm all of it's glitzy slightly 70s common glory! I've the last couple of years I've thought "hmm, maybe we'll skip the tinsel and go a bit classier this year" but then I just can't resist it 😂.

fleshmarketclose Sat 02-Dec-17 11:20:50

Not for me,did used to let the kids have their own trees that were always festooned in tinsel though.

DoorbellsSleighbellsSchnitzel Sat 02-Dec-17 11:21:25

*in all of it's (...)glory, not I'm all of it's (...) glory. That would be weird 😁

PiggyPlumPie Sat 02-Dec-17 11:21:30

Yes and any colour!

dementedpixie Sat 02-Dec-17 11:21:50

Yes. Ours is silver and black

strawberrypenguin Sat 02-Dec-17 11:22:46

Yes! Any colour not co-ordinated.

SwedishEdith Sat 02-Dec-17 11:25:14

Kids love it and I've mellowed about it. White and silver on the tree - just a bit at the back.

n0ne Sat 02-Dec-17 11:27:14

Tinsel is common?! I've heard it all now! We have red and silver. I love how it reflects the lights and makes the tree even more shiny grin

drinkswineoutofamug Sat 02-Dec-17 11:27:22

I tried to refrain from tinsel last year. Went for ribbon and beads artfully drape over the tree. It lasted not even a day . I love the tack of tinsel, tree chocolates, a drunk looking angel sat precariously on top of the tree. I just don't have foil crap dangling from my ceilings or inflated santa in the front garden

WhispersOfWickedness Sat 02-Dec-17 11:28:48

I have it other places (banisters etc), but not on the tree. We have quite a small tree though, bigger ones can take it without it being overpowering 😊I do love a bit of lametta though... fsmile

MaidenMotherCrone Sat 02-Dec-17 11:31:26

It's a big no from me....I was there in the 70s I have no desire to live it again.

roobrr Sat 02-Dec-17 11:31:56

Blergh no. I hate it.

My DS1 loves it and I feel a bit tight but not enough to get any.

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Sat 02-Dec-17 11:36:14

Yeah, N0ne, I may have been a dick. (But in my heart I know I'm right) And it obscures the baubles.

Wh0KnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Sat 02-Dec-17 12:22:54

Don't mind it along bookshelves, bannisters etc but never, ever on a tree.

AnnPerkins Sat 02-Dec-17 12:23:25

I like it buried right in the middle of the tree. It adds depth and extra glow to the lights.

BuzzKillington Sat 02-Dec-17 12:25:18

No! Hideously naff.

kayderjo Sat 02-Dec-17 13:54:46

Definitely NO tinsel. Horrible tacky stuff!

grafittiartist Sat 02-Dec-17 14:01:57

No from me- but I've lost that battle in our house.

hazeyjane Sat 02-Dec-17 14:02:00

Oh gosh yes, the more big, fluffy, gold, red silver, sparkly tinsel the better. Our tree is 20 years old, but it doesn't matter how wonky it is as it is hidden under the sheer weight of tinsel and about a millionty baubles.

dinosaursandtea Sat 02-Dec-17 15:29:20

It’s tacky af and I love it.

Aweektilltheseason Sat 02-Dec-17 18:14:45

Yes! Yes yes.
I tend not to have any on the tree but am not against it on tree just have lovely thick velvet ribbon I prefer instead. However it's wrapped round painting, lights drapped here and there! Lamenta on tree.
Love that too.

Stompythedinosaur Sat 02-Dec-17 18:16:24

Not on my tree. The dc have some to fling around their bedroom.

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