Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Holly and the Ivy

Since it's now past Halloween, it's somewhat okay to start playing holiday music. Yes, I know you purists believe it should wait until after the giving of the thanks in late November, but I'm going to need this whole time to hopefully be in the mood by the time Wintertide arrives. Heck, I'm still amazed it isn't August, okay?


Kate Rusby's take on The Holly and the Ivy. It's one of my favorites ever since I first heard it (yes, the song I love, but her version, I think, captures the mood of the song nicely).

The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown
Of all the trees that are in the wood
The holly bears the crown


That's some old timey religion right there.

And since it's not that far from Halloween, did you know that not any wooden stake can kill a vampire? It must be either a stake of holly, or live oak. There's a reason for this.

2 comments:

Random Michelle K said...

(pummel)

No it is NOT okay.

(grump)

I belong to the camp of decorating the tree Christmas eve, and then keeping it up after (not taking it down Boxing Day). I also am strongly opposed to exchanging gifts before Christmas (except at work, where it should be done the last working day before Christmas--the traditional start of the holidays).
(grump)

Steve Buchheit said...

If I wait that long, I won't get into the holiday spirit until sometime around President's Day.

Sorry, Random Michelle K, I'm going to be spreading cheer, goodwill, and the occasional frosting all over the place from now until Jan 1.