Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas/activity/mistletoe-ball.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas/activity/mistletoe-ball.shtml en-gb 30 Thu 10 Jul 2014 04:10:48 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas/activity/mistletoe-ball.shtml katebrown http://www.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas/activity/mistletoe-ball.shtml?page=80#comment4 My grannie came from Cottingham near Hull and i always thought it had something to do with that part of the country. She would have been born over 100 years ago. I made a wesleybob for my house and every year I add 1 new item, as she used to do. Wed 30 Dec 2009 20:52:49 GMT+1 katebrown http://www.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas/activity/mistletoe-ball.shtml?page=60#comment3 My grannie had something very similar. She called it a weslybob. The hoops were larger and it was decorated with the kinds of thngs you would put on a christmas tree. Wed 30 Dec 2009 20:44:14 GMT+1 Jim Townsend http://www.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas/activity/mistletoe-ball.shtml?page=40#comment2 My daughter Bronagh and I made this today, it is now hanging at the front of the house. She thought it was great fun, and especially liked adding the apple. Great series, really enjoyed it. Sun 20 Dec 2009 16:29:40 GMT+1 mo http://www.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas/activity/mistletoe-ball.shtml?page=20#comment1 What a lovely series and these special Christmas programmes come at just the right time to counteract the expensive mass-produced Christmases we experience today. One last thing -Please don't ever let the presenters be seen in modern dress! It would ruin the little story-bubble I have in my mind about them. Sat 19 Dec 2009 11:26:36 GMT+1 Dooce http://www.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas/activity/mistletoe-ball.shtml?page=0#comment0 When I was a child, my Mother used to make us a "Kishing Bush", which is very similiar to the "kissing ball" made from the mistletoe. She would hang sweets from our kishing bush, and we had to give her a kiss to obtain a sweet - I often wondered where the idea came from (Mum said her Mother used to make one when she was a child) and now I know! Fri 04 Dec 2009 15:48:45 GMT+1