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Kissing Under the Mistletoe and Origins of the Christmas Tree

We love these two newspaper articles that seek to explain ye olde tradition of kissing under the mistletoe, and the origins and history of the Christmas tree.

newspaper report report on the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe at christmas

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Saturday 26 December 1891

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000206/18911226/176/0014

newspaper report on the origins of the christmas tree

Nottingham Evening Post – Thursday 27 December 1928

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000321/19281227/008/0003

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