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WTF Is Mistletoe, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

Remember when you found out Santa wasn't real, or when you were old enough to realize just how implausible it is for a reindeer to fly? Well, there's ...

Daily Meditation: Mistletoe

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

5 Things Single People Hate About the Holidays

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 02.04.2015 | Comedy
Sarah Thebarge

Every year when the holidays roll around, I brace for the inevitable wave of emotions the season brings -- emotions that I know are supposed to resemble peace and joy, but instead feel suspiciously like irritation and resentment.

WATCH: Mistletoe Drones Are Weirdly Romantic

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.18.2013 | Arts

Nothing quite brings the romance of the holidays alive like a drone -- seriously. This mistletoe-wielding robot hovering above unsuspecting couple...

Pranksters Dare Students To Kiss Them If Arizona Sees Snowfall

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.12.2013 | Good News

If you've ever been to Arizona then you know snow is a rarity, to say the least. But this didn't stop YouTube prankster Stuart Edge and his friends...

Mistletoe Kissing Prank Is A Sweet Mix Of Cute And Clever

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | College

There are many traditions associated with the holiday season, but really only a single major one that happens to come with a romantic twist: mistletoe...

Uh Oh... Mistletoe Strikes Again

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 12.05.2013 | Comedy

Straight dudes have it tough. First of all, they have to wear those cowboy hats and write a country music song for every occasion. Second, being so st...

Mistletoe and Holly: Sinatra's Paen to Parasitism and Gender Issues?

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

"Mistletoe and Holly" is a holiday masterpiece. But I know the biology of those two plants that Mr. Sinatra croons about... and that makes me wonder: Is there more to this song than standard Christmas cheer?

WATCH: Mistletoe Kissing Prank Goes Awesomely

Posted 02.13.2013 | Comedy

Would you kiss a complete stranger if mistletoe spontaneously appeared between the two of you? BYU pranksters Kaitlin Snow and Nate Turley had just...

Why Exactly Do We Kiss Under Mistletoe?

Tara Heibel | Posted 02.05.2013 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Our expert explains the legend.

Mistletoe Hunting

AP | By ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel

LILLINGTON, N.C. -- There's an old southern tradition of shooting mistletoe out of treetops with a .22 rifle, or even a shotgun. Forrest Altman prefer...

Deck the Halls With Health

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

There's more to these plants than merely decking the halls on the holiday season. Some of them are among the more interesting and promising subjects of medical research.

I'm With Stupid: Ho, Ho the Mistletoe, Blasted Where You Can See

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.11.2012 | Weird News
Todd Hartley

Here's what I know about Southern folk, based on my 41 years' experience knowing and being related to some of them.

Man Arrested For Shooting At Mistletoe In Shopping Mall

Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

It wasn't a silent night. A Georgia man preparing for the Christmas season spent a night in jail after he was arrested for shooting at mistletoe ou...

What You Didn't Know About The Famous 'Kissing Plant'

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Flickr photo by Andre Benedito Need a holiday plant to take to a dinner party but tired of the traditional Poinsettia? The Mistletoe Ficus is an int...

WATCH: Thank Goodness Bieber's Not The Daddy

Posted 11.17.2011 | Comedy

Now that the paternity suit against Justin Bieber has been dropped, he can breathe a sigh of relief. Let's face it: Whether or not Bieber is actually ...

LISTEN: Justin Bieber's New Single, 'Mistletoe'

Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! The holiday season has started early this year with the release of Justin Bieber's new holiday single, "...

Pucker Up: New Mistletoe Species Discovered

Discovery News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new species of mistletoe is among plant discoveries in 2010. Nobody is likely to be found kissing under a sprig of it, though, because so far it's b...

Mistletoe: Why All The Kissing Under A Parasitic Plant?

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

Like other evergreens, mistletoe --a parasitic plant that attaches to other trees-- remained green in winter, even as the trees in which it hung were "dead."

The 12 Rules of a Well-Mannered Christmas

Jo Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jo Bryant

Remember, Christmas is supposed to be a time of celebration and happiness, so don't let your manners let you down and spoil the festive fun for everyone else.