So here we go again, another mistletoe season on the horizon. But can mistletoe work its magic with Covid-19 restrictions? Will kissing a stranger be a possibility this season? Is a quick snog with a friend achievable? We shall see. Though I think I can predict much of the answer already!
But whatever happens I’m fairly confident people will still be celebrating with and hanging up mistletoe. Even if those mistletoe kisses end up being reduced to mistletoe elbow bumps or mistletoe foot foot waggling. It could be interesting. And it’s the concept that counts – and this year the kissing may well be only conceptual.
Mistletoe events this year are, not surprisingly, fewer than normal. Nearly all my own bookings for evening events have been cancelled and I’m expecting the remaining ones to be closed soon .
And the Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Festival has been cancelled too. As have many other mistletoe-themed events up and down the country.
The Mistletoe Auctions at Tenbury Wells are still on – this year on Tuesdays 24th November and Tuesday 1st December. Details of those at https://nickchampion.co.uk/auctions/holly-and-mistletoe/
And mistletoe commerce online is continuing too – for instance we’re now open for Mistletoe Grow-Kit and Gift Card orders at the English Mistletoe Shop.
So all is not lost – and I’ll be blogging about mistletoe on and off through the season. I’m also working on two formal papers reviewing mistletoe in Britain – and will report on progress of those as they develop. More soon….