The symbolism of holly and ivy together represents the struggle for balance between the waning and the waxing sun. Often thought a representation of the Holly King, reverence for the Holly tree is much older. It was not lost on early societies that to enjoy the beauty of the lush red berries one needs both a male and female tree, only the female yields the lush fruit. The tree itself became associated with the Goddess and fertility rites.
The best response to a narc is no response! If you must respond, show no emotion... This can be very difficult, but it will deprive him of what he wants most... A narcissistic payoff from your reaction/response.