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 35th annual Territorial Christmas Party.
This week's playlist:
1- Mele Kalikimaka – Genoa Keawe
2- Deck The Halls – The Surfers
3- Numba One Day of Christmas - Ed Kenney
4- Christmas Luau - Janet Hilo
5- Christmas In Hawaii - Waimanalo Keiki
6- White Christmas - Haunani Kahalewai
7- Jingle Bells - Genoa Keawe
8- The Song of Christmas – Don Ho
9- Hawaiian Santa - The Surfers
10- Ku'u Pahu Nei - Maile Aloha Singers
11- Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Waimanalo Keiki
12- Silent Night - Nina, Lani, & Lahela
Length: 53:06 Released on: 12-20-2013 Artist/Compiled by: Various Territorial Artists