The words “Mele Kalikimaka” are a phonetic translation of “Merry Christmas” when Westerners first brought the custom of Christmas to Hawaii.
It coincided with the Hawaiian traditional observance of “Makahiki”.
As the Hawaiians gradually embraced the concept of Christmas, they turned the holiday greeting into words that rolled more easily off their tongues…..Mele Kalikimaka!
Today, we’ll roast some musical chestnuts over a hot turntable, as we shareour 34th annual Territorial Christmas Party.
This week's playlist:
1- Mele Kalikimaka – Genoa Keawe
2- Here Comes Santa In A Red Canoe – The Surfers
3- Mele Kalikimaka/Kanikani Pele – Alfred Apaka
4- Mele Kalikimaka – Arthur Lyman Group
5- Mele Kalikimaka I’a Oe – Leo Nahenahe Singers
6- Kanaka Christmas – Lucky Luck
7- Ku’u Pahu Nei – Maile Aloha Singers
8- The Song of Christmas – Don Ho
9- Numba One Day of Christmas – Ed Kenney
10- We Wish You A Merry Christmas – The Surfers
11- I Love Christmas – Sons of Hawaii
12- Jingle Bells – The Twilighters
13- Mele Mai Na Anela – Hawaii Calls Orchestra
Length: 53:21 Released on: 12-21-2012 Artist/Compiled by: Various Holiday Artists