Misteltoe Circuit residents Marcelo and Raquel Martins have a Christmas kiss.
Misteltoe Circuit residents Marcelo and Raquel Martins have a Christmas kiss. Blainey Woodham

Kissin' underneath the Mistletoe

AFTER 10 years of marriage Marcelo and Raquel Martins finally found the perfect place to kiss.

Underneath their street sign.

Mistletoe Circuit in Kingscliff is home to the Martins but it may also be the most romantic place in the Tweed these holidays.

Acting in the spirit of the season, the Martins took the opportunity yesterday to exchange a couple of cheeky Christmas kisses beneath their festive street sign.

“We’ve never kissed underneath mistletoe before, this is a first for us,” Mr Martins said.

“I never heard about the mistletoe tradition or thought about how it has the same name as the street.”

The Martins relocated to the Tweed from Brazil with their two children, Gabriel, eight and Lucas, four, last year.

This will be their second Christmas in Australia.

“It is not that much different in Australia from back in Brazil this time of year,” Mrs Martins said.

“The weather is nearly the same and so is the spirit of the season.”

The family of four will spend tomorrow unwrapping presents at home before having lunch with friends.

“Having the family together with friends is all I need on Christmas Day,” Mrs Martins said.

Mr Marcelo said their Mistletoe Circuit house was in the perfect location for them because it was close to the beach.

Kissing under the mistletoe was first associated with the Greek festival of Saturnalia and later with primitive marriage rites.



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