Advent Calendar 8 – The Holly and the Ivy

I’ve loved this carol since I was little – mostly because I encountered it at around the first time I ever encountered actual holly, which is such a beautiful plant.

This is a traditional English carol from the 19th century, though it feels older, and the lyrics appear to date from the early 18th century at least.

Yeah, I have nothing else to add. I just like it, is all.

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