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 share our 38th annual Territorial Christmas Party.
This week's playlist:
1- Mele Kalikimaka – Genoa Keawe
2- Hawaiian Santa – The Surfers
3- I Love Christmas – Sons of Hawaii
4- Mele Kalikimaka – Alfred Apaka
5- Mele Kalikimaka – Arthur Lyman Group
6- Mele Kalikimaka Ia ‘Oe – Leo Nahenahe Singers
7- Here Comes Santa In A Red Canoe – The Surfers
8- The Song of Christmas – Don Ho
9- Numba One Day of Xmas – Ed Kenney
10- 12 Days of Christmas – Lucky Luck
11- Mele Mai Na Anela – Hawaii Calls Chorus
Length: 52:22 Released on: 12-23-2016 Artist/Compiled by: Various Artists