Our Christmas Carol Contest continues with The Holly and the Ivy by the Robert Shaw Chorale, requested by Phoebe.
Hello! If you haven’t entered yet, the contest is open to all, enter as many times as you like–and let’s just blow the cold and dark away with Christmas cheer! What could be better news than this? Jesus Christ our Messiah is come in the flesh!
5 comments on “By Request, ‘The Holly and the Ivy’”
One of my favorites (obviously).
I love it, too.
Christmas is such a joyous holiday. I have an old friend who has been into the New Age religion for decades yet he buys presents for everyone at Christmas while not believing Jesus is the Christ (just one avatar among many).
One of the things I love best about this song is that it takes each attribute of the holly and uses it to proclaim an aspect of the “reason for the season” — why Christ came into the world.