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And one day earlier than 2016’s mistletoe-y marathon began airing around the clock on Hallmark Channel and its sister network, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
And one day earlier than 2016’s mistletoe-y marathon began airing around the clock on Hallmark Channel and its sister network, Hallmark Movies
But United Parcel Service and FedEx are already gearing up for the December rush—when their shipping volume skyrockets, and social media carols of complaints about late deliveries become as commonplace as mistletoe and menorahs.
The season lends itself to a potentially kitschy theme (cue the mistletoe and snowflakes…) and most brides' dream buds, like peonies, dahlias and hydrangeas, are nowhere to be found.
Popular varieties like daffodil, iris, lily-of-the-valley, ivy, and even mistletoe are poisonous when consumed, according to the National Capital Poison Center.
According to BuzzFeed, a man was spotted rushing to the Gatwick Airport in London on Christmas Eve carrying nothing but mistletoe.
In Britain, Druids observed the solstice by cutting mistletoe.
Only Rhipsalis baccifera, the mistletoe cactus, managed to migrate prehistorically to Africa, Madagascar and Sri Lanka, its fruit presumably carried overseas by birds.
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