Aisle meet you under the mistletoe in Morrisons
Supermarket encourages romance over Christmas
A Cambuslang supermarket encouraged a spot of festive romance just before Christmas.
Morrisons on Bridge Street handed out free mistletoe to shoppers in the lead- up to December 25, with the aim of encouraging shoppers to have a Christmas kiss.
The store decided upon the idea after recent research suggested that a peck under the mistletoe is a rapidly disappearing Christmas tradition.
Allan Murdoch, store general manager at Morrisons Cambuslang, said: “Kissing under the mistletoe is possibly the oldest Christmas tradition we have in Britain - it dates back over 2000 years.
“It would be a shame to see it become a thing of past so we will be giving mistletoe to customers who look in need of a magical Christmas kiss.”
The store’s community champion Stacy Korzeniewfki added: “It’s gone down really well since we started it - there’s been a few cheeky comments but it’s good fun.
“I think a few of the regulars in here wanted a wee kiss from some of the staff!
“It’s just something to lift the spirits, really - it adds a bit of fun when you’re out doing the Christmas shopping.”
A recent survey claimed that last year only one in seven (14 per cent) UK adults kissed someone under the mistletoe, compared with 74 per cent who sent Christmas cards and 61 per cent who ate a mince pie.
Other traditions that are falling out of favour according to the poll are carol singing, as only nine per cent enjoyed a traditional Christmas croon in 2014 – and Christmas pudding with only 13 per cent of the nation serving up the traditional dish.
Puckering up Jim Reynolds and Shannon Hall met under the mistletoe with the help of staff Jackie Gilmour, Ryan Hodge, Lynn Frame, Allan Murdoch and Fraser Galloway