CONTINUING THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS... MISTLETOE
According to Christmas custom, any two people who meet under a hanging of mistletoe are obliged to kiss. The custom may be of Scandinavian origin. It was described as early as 1820 by Washington Irving in his "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon":
"The mistletoe is still hung up in farm-houses and kitchens at Christmas, and the young men have the privilege of kissing the girls under it, plucking each time a berry from the bush. When the berries are all plucked the privilege ceases."
Quote from movie Mickeys Christmas Carol (1983):
Scrooge: Yes, Isabelle?
Belle: My eyes are closed, my lips are puckered, and Im standing
under the mistletoe.
Scrooge: You're also standing on my foot...
Mistletoe is the common name for a group of parasitic plants that grow attached to and within the branches of a tree or shrub.
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