Holly: Whoever first brings holly into the house at Christmas rules for the year! (I've already told Syd that won't happen here.)
Ivy: Wearing an ivy leaf in the hair or hat was thought to prevent intoxication. Placing an ivy under the pillow may make one dream of true love.
Cedar: Small leafed evergreens at doorways and windows were thought to discourage witches, for it was said that a witch must stop and count each leaf before entering.
Rosemary: A popular Christmas green. It symbolizes remembrance, love, and loyalty.
Mistletoe: Each berry of the mistletoe is supposed to hold good luck for one kiss.