I have a "thing" for cool coffee mugs. I said COOL, not corny or joke ones. I like to have a collection and choose a cup reflecting my mood that morning, or have a nice selection for others to choose from :)
In the cider-producing counties in the South West or South East England wassailing was a centuries old traditional ceremony with pagan origins where groups sang and drank the health of trees on Twelfth Night in the hopes that they might better thrive. The purpose of wassailing is to awaken the cider apple trees and to scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest in the autumn.