Happy March Rudolph Day! (Rudolph Day’s are the 25th of each month – an excuse for Christmas fans like me to be Christmassy all the year round…)
Not only is it March’s Rudolph Day, it’s also 1/4 Christmas and the Feast of the Annunciation (when Christians remember when Mary was told she was going to have a special baby)!
For this month, as we’re also in Lent, the time leading up to Easter, so I thought it would be good to have a Christmas Carol, that also has connections to the Annunciation and also Easter. In ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ the parts of the plants are given meanings (You can read the lyrics of the carol over on my Christmas Karaoke site…)
However, holly also represents other parts of Jesus’s life, at Easter. The leaves represent the crown of thorns that Jesus wore when he was crucified. The red holly berries represent the drops of blood that were shed by Jesus because of the thorns. (Find out more on my Christmas information site…)
So here is The Holly and theIvy performed by the choir of King’s College, Cambridge.