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Learn About the Origins of 27 Winter Holiday Traditions with John Green and Mental Floss

Maybe we'll finally figure out why "mistletoe" is even a thing.

Traditions are a very weird thing that humans do. Like, who decided to cut trees down and throw them in our living rooms all covered with shiny things so that Jesus would notice us on his birthday? In fact, the origins of most winter holiday traditions are a bit murky, so John Green is here to tell you all about them. As well as, you know, mispronounce some stuff. That’s kind of his thing.

(via Mental Floss)

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