Beliefnet
Steven Waldman

According to our Beliefnet’s “Where Did Christmas Customs Come From?” feature…

“In medieval times, women wrapped mistletoe around their waist and wrists to boost their chances of conceiving. Mistletoe’s reputation as a magical life force arose from the fact that the plant, which grows at the top of apple trees, is able to live through the harshest of winters and still produce fruit”

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