Monday, December 10, 2007

Mistletoe'd.

A lesson from Wikipedia: According to a custom of Christmas cheer, any two people who meet under a hanging of mistletoe are obliged to kiss. According to custom, the mistletoe must not touch the ground between its cutting and its removal as the last of the Christmas greens ... mistletoe might remain hung through the year, often to preserve the house from lightning or fire, until it was replaced the following Christmas Eve. The tradition has spread throughout the English-speaking world but is largely unknown in the rest of Europe. In previous times the tradition was that the couple took away a fruit each time until they were all used up and at this point the mistletoe lost its vitality.

6 comments:

Sara said...

You look quite unhappy about the whole thing. And Jewish. Quite.

Dainon. said...

On the contrary, I was rather pleased. Quite!

veronica said...

I saw him, he really was happy. And I recommend not ever touching mistletoe fruit, it's sticky and gross.

Moonbird said...

I guess the posting of this blog is a lesson for all women to wear lipstick during the holidays.

DJ said...

Oh so cuute!... That kinda sounded depressing to me and I dont know why...

Lee said...

Something tells me you didn't earn that kiss.