Why do people kiss under the mistletoe?

It’s the moment any Christmas partygoer dreads: stepping into a friend’s hallway to make your goodbyes and finding yourself surreptitiously standing under a sprig of mistletoe with a less-than-desirable (but just as unfortunate) stranger. “Oh go on, you have to kiss, it’s tradition.” And so you do. A chaste peck on the lips; nothing too crowd-pleasing (depending…

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Have Nestle’s Quality Street Christmas tins shrunk over the years?

A Facebook user is claiming that Quality Street have decreased in size over the years after she took a photo of the various tins she keeps her Christmas decorations in. Charlotte, of Washington, Tyne and Wear, wrote: “Been putting the Christmas tree up, always keep my tins to put my decorations in after Christmas! “Look…

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The battle at Westminster for political centre ground

They want to kill us,” says the Blairite figure, eyes shining in the lights of the Christmas tree. “They don’t care about winning an election these Corbynites, they care about controlling the Labour Party, not the country. But no one is doing a damn thing to stop them. It’s mad.” He tips his glass for…

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