Last Friday I hung out with some of my friends. We played dominoes and ate lots of yummy food. During the festivities my friend Paula mentioned the Christmas song Mele Kalikimaka. Only 1 of her 6 guests had even heard of the song, and it wasn't me. There was much discussion about the song during the day. As we were leaving we all gathered around Paula's truck to hear Bing Crosby give his rendition and watch Paula do motions to the words.
Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day.
That's the island greeting that we send to you from the land where palm trees sway.
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright.
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night.
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way to say Merry Christmas to you
On Sunday as we were waiting for our Christmas program to start at church different trivia questions were flashed across the screen up front. One of the questions was asking how to say Merry Christmas in Hawaiian. Mele Kalikimaka! Because of Paula I knew the answer!
Later that evening I was doing a little shopping at Target. A 4-pack of Jones soda caught my eye. Mele Kalikimaka flavor! Of course I had to buy it for Paula.
The flavor was light with a hint of pineapple and coconut. Yummy! Mele Kalikimaka everyone!