You know it’s Christmas in Hawaii when…
You’re Christmas shopping and it’s 88° outside.
Your Christmas tree is decorated with starfish and mermaids.
Your friends and family hope you’ll send Kona coffee and macadamia nuts as Christmas gifts.
So many people want to stay in your guest room, you could sell lottery tickets.
You have to run the AC while cleaning for said guests, or you’ll drip sweat everywhere.
People here get more excited about Bing Crosby’s song “Mele Kalikmaka” than his version of “White Christmas.”
You jump every time the fire crackers go off in your neighborhood, as locals rev up for their New Year’s Eve extravaganzas.
The geckos are nestled, all snug in your bed.
You can’t wait for Santa to arrive… by canoe!
Instead of snow, you get flash floods, and warnings going off on your cell phone (happened all night last night)…
Mele Kalikimaka! (Merry Christmas) and happy holidays to all of our mauidailyescape readers. Thank you so much for being part of our lives.
If you live here, please share the things you would add to this list! Mahalo.
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