The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He’ll sit in a barn and keep himself warm
and hide his head under his wing, poor thing.
– traditional nursery rhyme
The robin is particularly associated with Christmas and is a popular image for Christmas cards. This is probably because the robin is one of the few British birds to sing all year round. Its song from mid-December into spring is particularly strong, as males seek to defend territory and attract a mate.