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Christmas in Hawaii isn't complete without the fun and festive holiday Hawaiian music. It's the traditional with a definite island twist. Filled with lyrics in both Hawaiian and English, these songs are a joy for anyone wishing to remember and reminisce about the holidays in Hawai'i Nei. Mele Kalikimaka!

Jingle Bells (Kani Na Pele)
Written by: J.S. Pierpont    
Hawaiian lyrics by Ronald Brown

Kani na pele
Kani na pele
Kani na wa apau
Le`ale`a no ke kau `oe
Ma ke ka`a holo hau
 
Ha`ule mai ka hau
A holo no lakou
Maluna o na kula
Me na leo hau`oli
 
Kani mai na pele
Hau`oli nui no
Ka hele `ana i ka holo
Hau keia po

Jingle bells
Jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
 
Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
Oe'r the fields we go
Laughing all the way
 
Bells on bobtail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
The sleighing song tonight

 

 

Recent recordings of
Jingle Bells
(Kani Na Pele)
for purchase:

Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas 

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Away in a Manger (He Kapu Hanai)
Christmas Day in Hawaii Nei
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
(Hamau E Na Kanaka)
Hawaiian Santa
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

     (He Po Laelae Ka Hiki `Na Mai)
Jingle Bells
(Kani Na Pele)
Joy to the World
(Pomaikai Wale Ko Ke Ao)
Mele Kalikimaka
Numbah One Day of Christmas

     (The 12 Days of Christmas local style)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Hoonanai Kakou Iaia)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Betelehema Iki E)
Silent Night (Po La`i E)



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