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Mistletoe appearing all over the Tube sparks smiles and awkwardness on London Underground

'We put love on the line,' says anonymous group

Kate Ng
Tuesday 22 December 2015 12:01 GMT
Commuters under mistletoe on the London Underground
Commuters under mistletoe on the London Underground (MistleTube/Matt Stuart)

Sprigs of mistletoe have started appearing on the Tube, hung over commuters using the Northern and Victoria lines.

The festive decorations have seemingly been put up by an anonymous group called MistleTube, which says its goal is to “bring some Christmas cheer to one of the most miserable places in the capital”.

Notorius for being sullen commuters who avoid eye contact with one another, Londoners have had mixed reactions to the berried plants, which are traditionally hung up around the festive season for people to kiss under.

Many commuters took to social media to express delight at the Christmas cheer, with one person saying it was the “cutest thing since [Jigglypuff]”, a fluffy pink character from video game Pokemon.

Some noted the increased tension between commuters caught under the plant:

Pictures on MistleTube’s website show some commuters admiring the mistletoe, while others look decidedly unamused.

(MistleTube/Matt Stuart)
(MistleTube/Matt Stuart)
(MistleTube/Matt Stuart)
(MistleTube/Matt Stuart)

The mystery group is encouraging people to get involved in the Christmas fun using the hashtag #mistletube.

MistleTube told the Independent: "We've been spreading the Christmas love on the District, Victoria and Northern lines. We plan to do more the next few days!"

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