Technically, what you see here is holly not mistletoe. But as far as I’m concerned, it’s all the same thing; an excuse to kiss is an excuse to kiss. If you’re interested in learning about the apparent differences between the two, read this guy’s impassioned blog post. He’ll set you straight. For us, we were content enough to use the holly growing in John’s parents’ back yard to create our own quasi-mistletoe. All we needed to do was snip, bunch, add a pretty bow, and hang.