One of my favorite stories about our last name is from our friends' daughter. One day when she was about 7, she was singing 'tis the season to be Synan (their last name). When her father asked her why she was singing it that way, she said, "Well the Jolleys sing 'tis the season to be Jolley." After he finished laughing, he explained that those were the actual words of the song.
Another great thing, we always seem to get some fabulous "jolly" stuff. One of my nephews finds the cutest stuff and gets so excited about it that his mom lets him buy it even though we aren't really on his list (there are a lot of aunts and uncles so the kids usually just buy for their godparents). One of his finds was a little dip bowl that reads a bowl full of jolly. So cute, now if only I could get these companies to spell it right.
So to everyone reading...... Oh by golly, I hope you have a holly, Jolley Christmas!!