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The Little-Known Origins Of Christmas Traditions

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Published on Dec 9, 2013

Why DO we kiss under the mistletoe?
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Music:
"Hard Grime Beat" by Red Shirt Beat
https://soundcloud.com/redshirtbeats/...

Media:

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

Christmas Through Christendom
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

Mistletoe/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

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/Fil...

Frigga Spinning/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

Children Hanging Christmas Stockings/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

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

St. Nicholas/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

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

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

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

Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

Stonehenge/WikiMedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

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/Fil...

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

References:

Mistletoe:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science...
http://www.livescience.com/32901-why-...
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_an...

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

Christmas Colors:
http://www.essortment.com/christmas-c...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_s...
http://www.mysciencework.com/news/451...

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