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Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas

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Mistletoe


The custom of kissing under a branch of mistletoe apparently originated among the Druids and other early Europeans, to whom mistletoe was sacred. From early times it has been associated with folklore and superstition; it was thought to cure many ills. The Druids believed mistletoe fell from heaven and grew from a tree that sprang from Earth. Mistletoe thus represented the joining of heaven and earth, and God's reconciliation with mankind.

Fun Fact: A kiss under mistletoe symbolized acceptance and reconciliation.

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