Mistletoe is a classic Christmas tradition that can be really fun, but on the other hand, it can be an awkward Christmas tradition that can be really embarrassing! In my opinion, as long as everyone is on the same page, mistletoe doesn’t have to be something that makes people worried or anxious. It’s all about following the rules! Here are twelve rules for kissing under the mistletoe.
1. Scope It out
Make an effort to scope out the mistletoe situation when you arrive at a party or someone else’s house. If you know where it is, then you can choose whether or not you want to be involved with the chances of it!
2. Be Brave
There is nothing worse than a tentative mistletoe encounter! Don’t be a spoilsport, but equally don’t be pressured into doing something you don’t want to do. Be brave and just go for at least a little peck on the cheek!
Keep it clean people! Mistletoe isn’t a chance for real making out. It is just a chance for a quick little peck that is in keeping with the holiday festivities.
4. Romantic Agenda
If you have turned up with a date, or you have had an ongoing flirtation with someone, then it is okay to try to orchestrate a mistletoe opportunity. But don’t just rope in an unsuspecting stranger for your own amusement.
If you are hanging the mistletoe yourself, make sure that it is nice and visible so that people know what they are getting in to by standing underneath it!
6. No Touching
Keep your hands firmly to themselves. There isn’t anything about mistletoe to suggest that you have to be touchy-feely along with a quick kiss! Be respectful of the person you are standing with.
7. In House
There is no need to have mistletoe at a work party, in fact it is just a sure fire way to create drama! It’s better suited to a festive get together amongst friends.
Kids might like the idea of mistletoe, but if you find yourself underneath it with a friend's offspring, the best thing to do is a quick peck on the hand or something like that. You don’t need the drama!
Animals are encouraged! It makes for fun and memorable holiday snaps if you get to smooch your friend’s puppy!
10. No Prints
Only the real plant sprig counts, so don’t arrive with a mistletoe sweater thinking you are going to get a kiss from everyone present!
Don’t use one of those old plastic sprigs of fake mistletoe. If you want to include the tradition at your gathering, you can make the effort to get the real thing!
12. Walk Away
If worst comes to worst and you find yourself cornered under the mistletoe with someone you don’t want to kiss, there is absolutely nothing wrong with walking away. You don’t owe that person anything!