...the night that comes before Christmas "Eve"....right?
The holly and the ivy,(Another image repost.) My folks flew in yesterday for Christmas, and last night we went downtown into Seattle to see "A Festival of Lessons & Carols" - which was fabulous. Such amazing young vocalists. Plus the live musicians - it was a very moving performance. "The Holly and the Ivy" was one of my favorites. And Benjamin Britten's “This Little Babe” was new to me, and absolutely breathtaking.
When they are both full grown
Of all the trees that are in the wood
The holly bears the crown
O the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing of the choir....