In the run-up to Christmas, I guess it’s only fitting that we feature a few Christmas-themed videos now and then, and this online video, Mistletoe Kissing Prank has simply exploded online in the last week. Well-produced and tightly executed pranks are extremely susceptible to online sharing, take the popular exploits of Improv Everywhere as an example and you can perhaps see why Mistletoe Kissing Prank has found an audience.
In a bid to measure whether the kiss under the mistletoe tradition is still strong today, Nate & Kaitlin pose as surveyors, attracting unsuspecting subjects and confronting them with a sprig of hidden mistletoe – will they receive a kiss…or a slap?
The production values are high for a such a simple project which goes a long way to legitimising it as entertainment on the level of Improv Everywhere. However, it massively exceeds the views of previous content appearing on YouTuber Stuart Edge‘s young channel, suggesting that this may be a breakthrough hit for the creator, who makes a welcome personal appearance at the end. Being Stuart’s fourth video, we’ll keep an eye on the channel and it’ll be interesting to see whether this creator can capitalise on his new found audience.
Let us know what you thought of Mistletoe Kissing Prank in the comments below – would you have followed tradition?