Mistletoe Jolly Song

@SophieY (857)
South Africa
November 24, 2016 8:17am CST
"I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus Underneath the mistletoe last night. " Another tradition around this festive season is the presence of Mistletoe - After revising where the tradition of the mistletoe comes from, I am quite happy to pass underneath it after all the berries are gone! "The custom of kissing under Mistletoe comes from England. The original custom was that a berry was picked from the sprig of Mistletoe before the person could be kissed and when all the berries had gone, there could be no more kissing!" I don't feel all that comfortable watching the men in the office stand under the mistletoe waiting for the ladies to fall prey . . . really BOYS! So do you have a mistletoe ready for mounting? I would love to see someone post some REAL mistletoe photos, as I have never seen the real deal! don't forget to tag me if you do! Happy Jolly Holidays
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@JudyEv (121032)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Nov 16
Our mistletoe is nothing like the 'real thing'. It is a parasitic plant that goes on other trees.
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@MALUSE (39113)
• Germany
25 Nov 16
What is 'the real thing' in your opinion ? As far as I know the 'real thing' is a parasite. It grows on trees.
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@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
27 Nov 16
@JudyEv is there a difference from mistletoe from Holly Bush ?
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@JudyEv (121032)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Nov 16
@SophieY Well, from Malu's photo and our own mistletoe it looks nothing like holly.
@LadyDuck (151874)
• Switzerland
25 Nov 16
We do not have this tradition in our country.
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@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
27 Nov 16
oh - so what other traditions do you have - kissing Santa traditions?
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@LadyDuck (151874)
• Switzerland
27 Nov 16
@SophieY The custom of kissing under Mistletoe comes from England and it spread to the British Commonwealth countries. We have no kissing traditions in Switzerland, as well as in Italy and France.
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