Someone who has already seen The Hobbit trailer described an ominous tone to the song(led by Thorin). Which one might it be?.....Thank you Musa for providing the link..
Following might've been where the term "handsome devil" originated ;)
The holly bush growing in our front garden(see below) is now about 10yrs old. It didn't start to display berries until 4yrs ago...this year's crop seems to be a brighter red and more plentiful than usual. Just the sight of it makes me start to hum the tune to the ancient carol "the holly and the ivy"...
From Wikipedia..LyricsThe holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown, Of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown. Refrain: Oh, the rising of the sun and the running of the deer, The playing of the merry organ, sweet singing in the choir. The holly bears a blossom as white as lily flower, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to be our sweet saviour Refrain The holly bears a berry as red as any blood, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do poor sinners good. Refrain The holly bears a prickle as sharp as any thorn, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ on Christmas Day in the morn. Refrain The holly bears a bark as bitter as any gall, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ for to redeem us all. Refrain
European Holly (Gaelic: cuileann) was sacred to druids who associated it with the winter solstice, and for Romans, holly was considered the plant of Saturn. European Holly has always traditionally had a strong association with Christmas. Henry VIII wrote a love song Green groweth the holly which alludes to holly and ivy resisting winter blasts and not changing their green hue "So I am and ever hath been Unto my lady true" [cough,,,cough..ahem..sorry..the irony is breathtaking:]
NEWS: Details of The Hobbit trailer, including the fact Thorin speaks:
Not even Nottingham Castle basement is neglected when it comes to holiday lights.. casts a warm, cheerful setting for fratricide ;)
It's amazing - the older Daniel Radcliffe gets, the stronger his facial resemblance to RA..especially the piercing blue eyes...