Exactly how did the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe become tradition?
Well, kissing under the mistletoe is believe to have started with the Greeks.
They would bring mistletoe to marriage ceremonies in order to give the new couple the blessing of having many children.
In Scandinavia, a few years later, mistletoe was thought to be a plant of peace.
If you were fighting, you were to kiss and make-up under the power of the mistletoe.
Many years later, in the 1700's, the English began calling mistletoe a "kissing ball".
At Christmas time a young woman standing under a ball of mistletoe could not refuse being kissed.
The kiss could be a gesture of romance, friendship, or simply goodwill.
If she denied the kiss, she would not find love in the upcoming year.