Tthe words “Mele Kalikimaka” are a phonetic translation of “Merry Christmas” from 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 share our 36th annual Territorial Christmas Party.
This week's playlist:
1- Mele Kalikimaka – Haleloke Kahauolopua
2- Enfant Prodique – Maile Aloha Singers
3- The Twelve Days of Christmas – Sonny Kamahele
4- Winter Wonderland – Hawaii Calls Chorus
5- Aloha Oe E Malia – St. Catherine’s Choir
6- Hamau E Na Kanaka – Hawaii Calls Chorus
7- Kana Kaloka – Leo Nahenahe Singers
8- Po Hemolele – Maile Aloha Singers
9- Christmas Chopsticks – Leo Nahenahe Singers
10- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Arthur Godrey
11- The Christmas Song – Julius Larosa
12- Mele Kalikimaka I’a Oe – Leo Nahenahe Singers
Length: 53:56 Released on: 12-19-2014 Artist/Compiled by: Various Artists