I am an Anglophile in my heart. Don't know of any near kin from Great Britain, but I feel a bond. I love so many things about it; too many to list here.
I buy different magazines from GB. The latest edition of COUNTRY LIVING British Edition is about the holidays and how they are celebrated. Very interesting article about past winters and holidays from the 1800's to the forties. Hadn't known about the wartime traditions. The people back then were made of stern stuff (unlike the younger generations of today.)
An article about mistletoe caught my eye. Had no clue about the traditions with mistletoe. Early druids used it in rituals and much Celtic lore surrounds it. It was an interesting article. Oklahoma's state flower is the mistletoe, selected in the late 1800's before statehood. I am going out this beautiful day and harvest a large ball of it to hang in the alcove above my doorway at the city house. Tied up with a ribbon, it will be the only outside decoration this Christmas.