This one’s another revisit from 2014. 😁
And this discovery made me smile. I have to say that most times when I hear the word jolly, I think of Christmas. Jolly old St. Nick, jolly elves, etc.
And apparently, that’s a good thing to think of! Though the word comes most immediately from Old French jolif, meaning “festive, amorous, pretty,” there are also suggestions that it’s a loan-word from Germanic tongues, akin to Old Norse jol…which
is the word for their winter feast, i.e. Yule…which is Christmas! How
fun is that? So it’s totally appropriate to think of Christmas when you
hear the word jolly, because it’s related!
Have a holly, jolly Christmas!