“Mele Kalikimaka,” written by Robert Alex Anderson in 1949, recorded by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters the following year. Honolulu-born Bette Midler has a good version:
“How to Say ‘Merry Christmas’ in Hawaiian,”TravelToParadise.com
“Santa arrives in Waikiki on canoe,” KHON-TV News
“A very merry, sun-soaked Christmas,” Nikkitha Bakshani, The Week
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