Deck the Halls

John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog

Holly has been a popular Christmas decoration for centuries with its shiny green leaves and red berries. It is also associated with symbolism of Jesus’ birth and death, as expressed in the Carol ‘The Holly and the Ivy.’ Holly has been a popular Christmas decoration for centuries with its shiny green leaves and red berries. It is also associated with symbolism of Jesus’ birth and death, as expressed in the Carol ‘The Holly and the Ivy.’

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