There's a fair amount of tinsel surrounding me right now. On the Christmas tree, adorning my curtains, draped on the photo frames. but what is tinsel? Who made it? Well, Wikipedia has already told me all that. It was invented in Nuremburg, apparently, which does make some sense, tinsel for your tannenbaum and all that. What I didn't know is that tinsel is used to emulate icicles when placed in strands hanging down from the tree, probably because all my life I've seen people wrapping it around, probably because that's the cool thing to do. But, no matter where it is spread, it certainly does have that nice sparkly effect of ice, although I can't say I've ever seen ice that is blue, purple or green. Gawd, Christmas has been ruined, why can't people embrace the true meaning of tinsel?
Well, no matter which way you drape it, and what colour you have it, tinsel is an undeniable part of Christmas. If I were to make a Christmas display without tinsel, I can almost guarantee that people looking at it would say "Where's the tinsel?" Who wouldn't want tinsel, anyway? It certainly is nice to look at, all colourful and shiny, and it just helps to ease me into that Christmas spirit, as I'm sure it does with everyone (apart from those who are allergic to it I guess). It can be annoying at times, but tinsel is a nice thing to have around in the festive season.
My rating: 4/5