Inside this box is a little Christmas magic. Can you guess what it is? Some ancients wore it around the neck to ward off disease. The Japanese were convinced that it would increase crop growth. Italian peasants believed it offered protection against fire. The early American colonists would put it under their pillows to induce dreams of happy days to come, and the Swiss shot it out of the trees with arrows for good luck. Today, we might not believe it drives away evil spirits, or roll back prices, or solve the energy crisis, but it sure does enliven dull Christmas parties. Have you guessed it? We call it Mistletoe and it carries with it one of my most favorite Christmas traditions: if you walk underneath it, be prepared to pucker up. This Christmas, Be the Santa in you and remember, public displays of affection this time of year are not only endorsed but encouraged. Merry Christmas.