it’s the time of year when mistletoe is very popular and romanticized.  i’m not here to take that away from you, promise….

i set out thinking i would find the origin of kissing under the mistletoe and found that mistletoe has a lot {i mean a lot} of different legends, beliefs and even remedies attached to it.

in scandinavia, enemies declared peace while standing under the mistletoe.  as did arguing spouses.

in parts of england, mistletoe is burned on the 12th night of christmas….otherwise, those that have kissed underneath are doomed {or relieved} to remain unwed.

there’s even legends with mystical powers and goddesses.

so many very interesting stories tied to this symbolic and parasitic {sorry, i said i wouldn’t do that} plant.

for now, though, go sneak a kiss under the mistletoe.