A Brief History of Mistletoe at Christmas

'Harvesting the mistletoe'  used with permission from Fran Hipkiss
‘Harvesting the mistletoe’ used with permission from Fran Hipkiss

I am now writing articles on history and folklore for Worcestershire Life’s website. These will appear monthly, starting with this article on the origins of mistletoe as a midwinter decorative plant.

Read how has mistletoe become associated with Christmas, and where the origin of kissing beneath it come from. I have to limit things to 800 words, so it’s a bit of a whistle-stop tour of the lore I’m afraid! Hope you enjoy it.