Christmas Around The World - Hawaii




I've never been to Hawaii. My parents promised my sister and I a trip there when we were kids, but then we moved from Washington to Tennessee, and suddenly it was no longer feasible. They took us to the Bahamas instead. Now I'll admit the Bahamas are nice, but they ain't Hawaii. My fiance and I looked into a trip there recently while honeymoon planning, but as soon as we saw the cost of airfare, it was crossed off the list of possible destinations. It'd be cheaper to fly to Europe, and we aren't going there either.

What does any of this have to do with Christmas? Absolutely nothing, so I'll get back on track. I used to work with a lady from Hawaii, and I loved that she always signed her Christmas cards Mele Kalikimaka. It's funny that sometimes we learn language through song. I mean, everyone knows how to say Merry Christmas in Spanish, right? We can thank Jose Feliciano for that.

Until last year the only versions of this song that I'd ever heard were Chris Isaak and Bing Crosby with The Andrews Sisters. Two years ago I picked up KT Tunstall's Christmas CD at Target for 75 cents. I'm not really a fan of hers, but I do love Christmas music, and at ninety percent off I'll check out just about anything. It turned out to be a pretty good CD, and her version of this song is ridiculously fun.


KT Tunstall - "Mele Kalikimaka" (mp3) from Have Yourself A Very KT Christmas

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Hey, thanks for this. I've always loved the original.
 
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