Top 15 Hawaiian Christmas Songs to Ring in The Holidays

Posted by Mapuana Andrade on Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 at 3:04pm

Christmas in Hawai’i feels a lot like a tropical paradise straight out of Santa’s vacation diaries. Palm trees draped in twinkling lights, surfers wearing Santa hats on the water, and Christmas music dancing along everywhere you go! 

If you’ve ever heard Hawaiian Christmas music you know there is nothing quite like it. Unlike traditional favorites like “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” or “Twelve Days of Christmas,'' Hawaiian Christmas music celebrates the holiday spirit as it’s celebrated on the islands. Hawaiian music pioneers like The Makaha Sons, William Kahaiali’i, Amy Hanaiali’i and The Brothers Cazimero add their own Hawaiian spice to the delicacy that is Christmas music. 

Whether you’re celebrating the holidays on Maui or wanting to bring a Hawaiian-style Christmas to others far away, these local artists have the perfect medleys to ring in the holiday season. Check out some of our favorite Christmas songs we’ll have on repeat till the big day! 

Spotify Playlist

  1. O Holy Night by William Kahaiali'i

  2. Silent Night by The Makaha Sons 

  3. Drummer Boy by Henry Kapono

  4. O come all ye faithful by The Brothers Cazimero 

  5. Winter Wonderland by Kaʻau Crater Boys

  6. Come Now, It's Christmas by The Makaha Sons 

  7. Mary Did You Know by Amy Hanaiali'i

  8. Lords Prayer by The Brothers Cazimero 

  9. Blue Christmas by Robi Kahakalau

  10. What Would Christmas Be? by Na Leo Pilimehana

  11. Po Lai’e (Silent Night) by Amy Hanali’i

  12. Nu ‘Oli by Keali’i Reichel 

  13. Christmas Lu’au by Kimie Miner and Paula Funga

  14. Mele Kalikimaka by William Kahaiali'i

  15. Silver Bells by Ledward Kaapana


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