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๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’‹ Is Kissing Under The Mistletoe Overrated?

Mariah Carey said it right when she broke free from her ice cage: "It's tiMEEEEEEEE!" The holiday season is synonymous with traditions, and one whimsical custom that often takes centre stage is kissing under the mistletoe.

I mean, who doesn't want Mariah to see her baby underneath the mistletoe? This festive foliage has been a symbol of love and goodwill for centuries, with its presence at holiday gatherings sparking cheeky smooches and stolen glances. But is this age-old tradition all it's cracked up to be, or is kissing under the mistletoe just a clichรฉ that needs reevaluation?

The Mistletoe Tradition ๐ŸŒŸ

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Mistletoe, a plant with a rich history in folklore and mythology, has long been associated with love and fertility. The tradition of kissing under the mistletoe is said to have originated with the ancient Druids, who believed the plant held mystical powers and bestowed good luck upon those who stood beneath it. Over time, this charming tradition evolved, finding its way into modern holiday celebrations and Justin Bieber's 2011 Christmas song as a playful and romantic gesture.

The Pros of Puckering Up ๐Ÿ’‹

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For many, the mistletoe tradition adds a playful and lighthearted touch to festive gatherings. It's an opportunity to share a sweet moment with a loved one or steal a surprise kiss that adds a spark of romance to the holiday season!

The Cons of the Kiss โ›”

While the tradition may be endearing to some, others might argue that it's a clichรฉ that doesn't hold the same charm in the modern era. Some find the forced nature of the mistletoe tradition awkward, leading to uncomfortable encounters and pressured displays of affection. Consent is important under the red berries!

TLDR? We Don't Think So! ๐Ÿค”

So, is kissing under the mistletoe overrated? We here don't think so! Of course, it's a little bit of an 'overused movie couple trope', where a girl kisses a boy under the mistletoe and realises that she's in love, but Christmas is all about that warm spark of magic and love, isn't it? If it's consented to mutually, this editor here says, go forth and pucker up! This holiday season, embrace the traditions that bring you joy and remember that the true magic of mistletoe lies in the spirit of love and togetherness. Happy holidays to all!๐Ÿ’‹๐ŸŒฟ

with Love,

The Dateideas Team

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