23 Comic Covers Festively Festooned with Mistletoe
‘Tis the season once again, and what better time to celebrate this time of year with a little hall-decking? Only I would suggest we skip the boughs of holly and go straight for the mistletoe.
Some ancient cultures regarded mistletoe’s berries as symbols of male fertility because of how the white seeds resembled a man’s WHOA HEY NOW let’s skip ahead a little to ancient Rome where mistletoe was a symbol of peace and love, with many Roman families hanging boughs of mistletoe over doorways to protect their homes. Love, protection and fertility: no wonder early Christians adopted the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe during the holidays.
Some early Christian traditions dictated that a man was allowed to kiss any woman caught standing underneath the mistletoe, and that bad luck would happen to any woman who refused the kiss. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal for the guys, not so much the ladies. Me? I like mistletoe because it combines two of my favorite holiday traditions: kissing and loitering.
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