Kisses under the Mistletoe
What is the story behind kissing under the mistletoe?
Mistletoe is a plant that grows on trees, high up in the branches - particularly apple trees. It is a plant of peace - if enemies meet by chance underneath it they have to lay down their arms and maintain a truce until the next day!
This is thought to be the origin of mistletoe as we know it today. Hanging a ball of mistletoe from the ceiling and exchanging kisses is a sign of friendship and goodwill.
However, watch out, if a couple exchange a kiss under the mistletoe it is a promise to marry - so be careful who catches you under this magical berried plant this year!