How exactly is tinsel defined?
As a fabric that is quite refined,
Silk or wool with threads of gold,
That’s what it was in days of old,

Tinsel now is a metallic sheet really fine,
That gives an effect of sparkle, a cheap, cheerful shine,
A simple way to brighten your Christmas tree,
With trails of colour that are bright and carefree,

It is defined as showy, with little real worth,
But it will raise a broad smile and cause you mirth.
So huzzah for the tinsel that is wound round my tree,
It makes me feel happy and want to make some whoopee!