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Tinsel or baubles first?

(108 Posts)
ChampagneTastes Sun 07-Dec-14 21:01:31

This question has nearly ended my marriage today. Personally I think it's completely obvious. So AIBU to say OF COURSE you put the tinsel on first. Otherwise it obscures the baubles. Silly man.

TheReluctantCountess Sun 07-Dec-14 21:02:14

Lights then tinsel then baubles.

formerbabe Sun 07-Dec-14 21:02:24

I say no tinsel at all!

NoSundayWorkingPlease Sun 07-Dec-14 21:03:04

Lights, tinsel, baubles go last.

He is bvu.

SoMuchForSubtlety Sun 07-Dec-14 21:03:08

Obviously tinsel first. It goes in between the branches near the trunk to make the tree sparkly.

RubyRuby007 Sun 07-Dec-14 21:03:12

Tinsel! smile

Micksy Sun 07-Dec-14 21:03:28

Lights tinsel baubles. Yanbu.

simbacatlivesagain Sun 07-Dec-14 21:03:29


LineRunner Sun 07-Dec-14 21:03:56

Obvs tinsel first if you use it.

DoJo Sun 07-Dec-14 21:04:07

I agree with TRC - lights first (because they need to be plugged in so have to be arranged to accommodate that), then tinsel (because otherwise you'll have to weave it in between other decorations, then a stiff drink, then whatever you can still find after you have drunk too much decorating the tree...

HicDraconis Sun 07-Dec-14 21:04:47

Lights -> tinsel -> baubles -> lametta.
We're not having a tree this year sad

DoJo Sun 07-Dec-14 21:04:55

(although the smell of tinsel is one of the things I dislike most about Christmas, but it is tradition innit?!)

ChampagneTastes Sun 07-Dec-14 21:04:58

Yes, sorry. Obviously lights go on first but THEN tinsel, then baubles. (You people with no tinsel - where's your Christmas spirit? A Christmas without sparkly tat is no Christmas at all).

uggmum Sun 07-Dec-14 21:05:08

I decorated my tree today. Lights, tinsel and then baubles.
I managed to get 11 pieces of tinsel on my tree. You can barely see any green!

HolgerDanske Sun 07-Dec-14 21:05:14

No, of course YANBU!!

Leaving aside debate as to whether or not one should actually use tinsel, there is only one logical way to do it: 1. Lights 2. Tinsel or garlands 3. Baubles.

FrancesNiadova Sun 07-Dec-14 21:05:17

Lights, tinsel, baubles....erm....LTB?fgrin

Lights, tinsel, ribbon, (but LTR doesn't have the same ring to it!)

Trickydecision Sun 07-Dec-14 21:06:01

No, YABU, first the lights, then all the decs go on, then the tinsel. If you put the tinsel on first, it will mask twigs in which a bauble would look good. Not that we have any tinsel on ours as I am not keen on it, too reminiscent of my childhood.

Discopanda Sun 07-Dec-14 21:06:27

Lights, tinsel, bauble, fairy.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Sun 07-Dec-14 21:06:50

Lol at LTB being Lights Tinsel Baubles! grin

BoysiesBack Sun 07-Dec-14 21:07:17

Lights, tinsel, baubles.

Your DH doesn't know what he's doing.

ChampagneTastes Sun 07-Dec-14 21:07:19

There is an AWFUL lot of grumbling coming from the other end of the sofa. Along the lines of "well mumsnet can come round and decorate the fucking tree then".

This means that I win.

HolgerDanske Sun 07-Dec-14 21:07:58

Ahahaha the never-ending wisdom of MN - LTB fgrin

alpacasosoft Sun 07-Dec-14 21:08:25

Tinsel- nope never ever have put tinsel on a Christmas tree the cats would scoff it grin

ChampagneTastes Sun 07-Dec-14 21:08:38

Tricky but hang on, surely you push the tinsel in so that it's not masking anything? (Are you my husband?)

Trills Sun 07-Dec-14 21:08:51

Lights first

Tinsel to cover the light "string" but not to cover the lights

Baubles last

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