mistletoe Photo of a young man with mistletoe above his head

Cultural Question:

What happens when you stand
under the mistletoe?


Photo of a young man  receiving a holiday kiss under the mistletoe A traditional holiday decoration in the United States is mistletoe, hung from the ceiling or the top of a doorway. It is a custom for any person standing under the mistletoe to receive a kiss!

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