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The ancient roots of mistletoe have nothing on the 19th century popularity of mistletoe. It was, for all intents and purposes, a great fad of Christmas.
It began with a poem, as many things popular with Christmas of the 19th century did. It was 1823 in a book titled “Italy” by Samuel Rogers. The poem was titled “Ginevra”.
The poem tells the horrific story of a young bride who got married at Christmas-time to a man named Lord Lovell.
In a game of hide-and-seek held at the reception, the bride took off still in her dress – never to be seen again.
For hours, children and adults alike searched for the bride, but she was not to be found.
Before long the hours grew late and people started to leave. Long after the party had dispersed the bride’s father, her new...

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Very interesting! I had never actually heard the story about the hide-and-seek bride!
 
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Me neither. It’s a horrific story to of have been thought of and passed along. It sounds more of a tale to be told around a campfire or Halloween.

Remind me to never play hide and seek in old chests in the attic!
 

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Me neither. It’s a horrific story to of have been thought of and passed along. It sounds more of a tale to be told around a campfire or Halloween.

Remind me to never play hide and seek in old chests in the attic!

You can hear the song in the latest podcast. I think we understand better now when they sing:

There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago
 
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You can hear the song in the latest podcast. I think we understand better now when they sing:

There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago
Also refers to that little ghost story Mr. Dickens wrote.
 

xmastidings

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You can hear the song in the latest podcast. I think we understand better now when they sing:

There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago

Lol, yea, I’d say! It does kinda come altogether doesn’t.
 

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I actually found the song that you posted, the melody of it was beautifully done. Love her singing voice.
 

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