There wasn't a single extra piece of tinsel , no baubles, no lights, no street entertainment at all.
Where are we going to find precedents as an alternative to this tinsel culture.
his taste for the tinsel of the art world
I like a really old fashioned Christmas, where the decorations are larded with tinsel and as tacky as they can be.
This is why tinsel is used to decorate Christmas trees.
The gaudy tinsel and the 155,000 lights of 2004 have given way to a more natural look of Christmas trees decorated with white lilies and pink roses that are replaced as they wilt.
They also wanted the airport to donate last year's tinsel and festive décor to local community groups.
The presence of glamorous tinsel stars add more sheen to any function with frenzied crowd trying to have a glimpse of their favourite stars.
We took balloons and tinsel to decorate the black netting sunshade under which we had a traditional feast of a huge chicken wrapped in foil and cooked on the beach barbecue all morning.
What they don't realise is that tinsel and tawdry jokes take the joy out of the season of goodwill.