Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by scouseland, Dec 24, 2007.
Do you know what would be the meaning of Holly here?
Ten una feliz navidad?
Here's my try: "Joviales Sagradas Navidades"
The phrase ¨have a holly, jolly Christmas¨comes from a Christmas song sung by Burl Ives from the 1950´s or 1960´s. Holly refers to a Christmas wreath, and it doesn´t make any real sense in this lyric other than that it rhymes with Jolly.
Here´s something from a prior thread on the word holly:
Wreath holly, well if wreath means "corona" and holly "acebo" I have come to this conclusion : A Wreath holly is a sort of arrangement in the shape of a circle hung on doors as a decoration at Christmas.
Thanks for all your answers!
You were very helpful. I think it may come from Holy as miss Beth says or just the name of the song rhyming with jolly..is it a popular song?
I suppose it was popular at one time. It still gets played regularly at Christmas time, but it's very dated. You can listen to it here:
holly: any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges.
jolly: a happy party
"Have a holly, jolly Christmas" significa "Que pases una Navidad llega de bendiciones y festiva"
Thank you! Han sido de mucha ayuda.------------
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