Defined as “a sprig of branches often used as Christmas decoration”, mistletoe’s is probably best captured by its custom. American Author Washington Irving wrote in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, “the mistletoe is still hung up in farm-house and kitchens at Christmas, and the young men have the privilege of kissing the girls under it, plucking each time a berry from the bush. When the berries are all plucked the privilege ceases”.
I always hang up a piece of mistletoe in my archway near my bar, although no one has plucked a single berry from it. 🙂 It adds a little festiveness to the season and hopefully guest will stop not only to get a drink , but a kiss from their loved one. Here’s some places that others have adorned it: