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The Little-Known Origins Of Christmas Traditions



Why DO we kiss under the mistletoe?
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Music:
“Hard Grime Beat” by Red Shirt Beat
https://soundcloud.com/redshirtbeats/watch-it-crash-hard-grime-thug

Media:

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (1948)
https://archive.org/details/0542_Rudolph_The_Red-Nosed_Reindeer_06_21_17_28

Christmas Through Christendom
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christmas_throughout_Christendom_-_Under_the_Mistletoe.png

Mistletoe/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Viscum_album_fruit.jpg

World Record: Most Kisses Under Mistletoe by Jack Casson
https://vimeo.com/55652375
Griffin Severson for 12 Days of Kissmas Charity: 12daysofkissmas.com

Frigga In Myths of Northern Lands by H.A. Guerber/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frigga_in_Myths_of_Northern_Lands_by_H_A_Guerber.jpg

Frigga Spinning/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FriggSpinning.jpg

Children Hanging Christmas Stockings/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Children_Hanging_Christmas_Stockings.jpg

Three Smart Daughters
https://archive.org/details/ThreeSma1940

St. Nicholas/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antonello_da_Messina_007.jpg

What Is Money? (1947)
https://archive.org/details/WhatIsMo1947

The Door To Heaven
https://archive.org/details/2317_Door_to_Heaven_The_01_48_40_00

A Visit To Santa (1963)
https://archive.org/details/VisittoS1963

Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adam_and_Eve_by_Lucas_Cranach_(I).jpg

Stonehenge/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stonehenge.jpg

Christmas Time by Christoph Kunze
https://vimeo.com/56207664

The Temptation and Fall of Eve by William Blake/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Blake_-_The_Temptation_and_Fall_of_Eve_(Illustration_to_Milton%27s_%22Paradise_Lost%22)_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Whoring The Holiday Photos by Joshua Rothhaas /spatulated
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshuarothhaas/3095952209/

References:

Mistletoe:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Mistletoe-The-Evolution-of-a-Christmas-Tradition.html
http://www.livescience.com/32901-why-we-kiss-under-mistletoe.html
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2010/12/whats_the_deal_with_mistletoe.html

Hanging Stockings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_stocking

Christmas Colors:
http://www.essortment.com/christmas-colors-origins-red-green-christmas-symbols-41471.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_solstice
http://www.mysciencework.com/news/4516/medieval-roots-for-our-christmas-colors-the-meaning-of-red-green

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