Video of the Week: Merry Kissmas from Heathrow!

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Head to the Heathrow Terminal 5 arrivals gate this Christmas, and you’ll be greeted by a huge piece of mistletoe!

The Christmas tradition for smooching under the plant is thought to have originated in Scandinavia, where the plant is a symbol of peace and harmony. London Heathrow has modernised the tradition with 50 feet of steel tubing and 25 stainless steel balls.

At 10ft by 8ft, this is the world’s largest piece of mistletoe. It took designers and engineers three weeks to construct and it weighs 43kg.

It’s hoped more than 3 million Christmas kisses will take place under the mistletoe over the coming month. Ahh.  To ensure no one misses out on the festive tradition, giant mistletoe is also being installed in Heathrow’s other terminals.

We think it’s a lovely idea. We’re wondering who you’d like to meet under the mistletoe this Christmas?


  1. Tommo says:

    While Pamela Anderson’s in town, there’s a chance I might bump into her at Heathrow, right???

  2. Claire says:

    I think they should keep it until Kiss comes to town next May. Keep the KissMas spirit alive!

  3. Lettice says:

    My husband. I don’t have any embarassing celeb crushs.

  4. LazyLondon says:

    This video reminds me of the opening scene of Love Actually. So in the spirit of the film, I wouldn’t say no to Andrew Lincoln under the mistletoe!

  5. Claire says:

    Come on, who wouldn’t want to Kiss this?!