Mistletoe prank brings holiday kisses

Published On: Dec 17 2012 03:32:32 AM HST   Updated On: Dec 17 2012 05:26:01 AM HST
Mistletoe prank

It's customary to exchange kisses under the mistletoe, but would you do it with a complete stranger?

The holiday tradition was revived by three Brigham Young University students in Utah when they pulled off a clever holiday prank. Students Kaitlin Snow and Nate Turley faked a Christmas survey, asking people in the campus if they still observe Christmas traditions.

At first, they subtly asked their respondents innocent questions like: Do you put up Christmas lights? Do you drink eggnog?

Unknown to the survey takers, the prankster saved the best question for last.

"Do you kiss under the mistletoe? Would you?" they asked. Then out from nowhere, mistletoe is seen dropping from above their heads and put their answers to the test.

Most of the students and two elderly women played along and allowed a kiss on the lips or on the cheek.  Some were hesitant at first, but had kept their words. The worst reaction Turley got was a hard slap in the face from a horrified girl.

The four-minute social experiment video has gone viral, with more than 8 million views since it was posted on YouTube.


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