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The Story Behind The Christmas Mistletoe

Where did the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe come from? We did a little digging and found this exciting information about the history of mistletoe bliss.
 
Although it is capable of growing on its own, mistletoe is usually found growing as a parasitic plant on the branches or trunks of trees. Ancient Greeks and others thought mistletoe had mystical powers and throughout history, the plant has been associated with many folklore customs. On that note, we here at Homesessive have scoured the internet for some historical and interesting facts about this lip-lockin' holiday tradition.
 
View the slideshow for some of our favorite mistletoe facts!
 
For more interesting holiday articles, check out Holiday Decorating Tips and Spell Out Your Joy: A DIT Project For the Holidays
 
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