Definition: Make a light, clear ringing sound; tinkle

It was Christmas Eve and Santa was grumpy.

People carried on about him going down chimneys as though they didn’t know he was claustrophobic. When he’d told Mrs Claus, she told him to stop complaining and get into the Christmas spirit.

So he did. Lots of different Christmas spirits. Very tasty, but now he had a headache and his elves had started stringing the official bells onto his sleigh.

Santa could stand it no longer.

‘Cease your tintinnabulation’, he shouted through the window.

They ignored him.