It may not snow in Hawaii but that doesn’t stop the islanders from celebrating Christmas like the rest of us. Well, mostly. The tropical climate doesn’t really invoke images of snowball fights and Santa riding around in his sleigh so Hawaiians developed their own special traditions in order to celebrate Christmas. If you want to learn more about these interesting traditions we recommend listening to some Hawaiian Christmas songs because music is a great way to learn about different cultures. With that in mind, today we have prepared for you a list of 10 great Hawaiian Christmas songs that you should check out this holiday season.
This first Christmas Hawaiian song has been around for about 50 years now and is still very popular with the islanders to this day. If the name didn’t gave it away already, Numbah One Day of Christmas is Hawaii’s version of the classic carol Twelve Days of Christmas but with hula lessons and ukuleles instead of pear trees and golden rings.
A great Hawaiian Christmas rock song from the late 50s that’s all about Santa Claus. When we think about Santa we tend to envision him sitting in a sleigh pulled by eight reindeer. That’s not the case in Hawaii because over on the islands his preferred mode of transportation seems to be a red canoe.
Another song about the exotic version of Santa Claus but this one is a bit more special because it is performed almost entirely in Hawaiian. If you’re curious about how the native Hawaiian language sounds like you should definitely check this one out.
Santa’s Hula is another classic Hawaiian Christmas song about old Saint Nick. His depiction here is also a bit more unusual than you might expect because this particular song depicts Santa as wearing a coconut hat and enjoying a good hula dance.
This one is a bit difficult to find online but totally worth the effort because it’s one of the funniest Hawaiian Christmas songs of all time. Frank De Lima is a very funny Hawaiian comedian who wrote many hilarious songs over the years but No More Christmas Blues still remains one of his best works to this day.
We finally arrived at the quintessentialHawaiian Merry Christmas song. We say that because Mele Kalikimaka literally translates to “Merry Christmas” and is a song made popular by the classic late 80s comedy National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation featuring Chevy Chase.
You don’t need to be an expert in music from around the world to guess where this song comes from. The distinct sounds of the steel guitar, bells, and ukulele create a classical Hawaiian Christmas atmosphere that stays with you long after you’ve stopped playing the song.
Go to any Christmas party in Hawaii and you’re likely to hear this song being played sooner or later. That shouldn’t be too surprising because Christmas Lau is all about relaxation, good vibes, and enjoying the magical holiday season.
Another superb Hawaiian Christmas song inspired by the classic carol Silent Night. This song is closer to the original when compared to Willie K’s version but there is one big difference. All the lyrics are sung in the Hawaiian language and they sound hauntingly beautiful thanks to the artist’s wonderful voice.
A fantastic re-imagining of the popular Christmas carol bearing the same name. Much like the original, Willie K’s O Holy Night is a true masterpiece that embodies the spirit of Christmas is a very deep and heartwarming way.
Whether you live in Hawaii or on the other side of the globe, you can listen to all the songs we talked about today by simply going to YouTube. Not only that but you can even download them and create your own Hawaiian Christmas songs playlist with DVDFab YouTube to MP3. This fast and easy to use tool lets you download any song from the platform while also converting it to MP3 in the process. Moreover, you can even use it to download entire playlists at once without any hassles.
1. Open DVDFab 11 and go to the Utilities section to find a tool labeled YouTube to MP3. Click to open it.
2. Go to YouTube and search for your favorite Hawaiian Christmas song and copy its URL. If you want to download an entire playlist you only need to copy the URL of one of the songs found in that playlist.
3. Return to the software and hit the Paste URL button to begin downloading. If the URL you pasted was part of a playlist, the software will ask if you want to download the whole thing or just that particular song. The tool supports batch conversion so you can paste more than one URL at a time if you want.
4. Go to the Finished tab once the download process has been completed and click the little folder icon to access your new song/s. If you ever want to change the destination folder, you can do so by using the menu found near the bottom of the UI.
Hawaiian Christmas songs invoke a very special atmosphere that manages to be both festive and exotic. Sure, there are no lyrics about snow and Santa is often wearing slippers and a coconut hat but those things hardly matter since we all know Christmas is about much more than that. So, if you were ever curious about how Hawaiian Christmas songs sound like now you don’t have to wonder anymore because you can create your own playlist using DVDFab YouTube to MP3 and listen to them wherever you are this holiday season.