You Know it’s Christmas in Hawaii When…


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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Aloha, Jamaica

5 thoughts on “You Know it’s Christmas in Hawaii When…

  1. Jamaica,
    Mele kalikimaka. We’re looking forward to finding these things out for ourselves. This Christmas and next in Texas. Christmas 2016 in Maui. That’s the plan.

    • Aloha Mike,
      Best of luck with your Maui timeline. Do you know yet where on the island you plan to live? There have been lively discussions with readers lately about how to choose where to live on Maui!
      Aloha, Jamaica

      • Jamaica,
        We’re thinking about Kihei. My wife is going to continue to work and she is a retail manager so she figures Kihei is centrally located. She feels she can get something where the tourists area are.We’re coming back to Maui in May. This is going to be a scouting trip more than a vacation.( Oh yes, beach time will be a must). We’re going to be scouting places to live along with places for my wife to work. I always ask her, “What’s plan B?” the response is always, “There is no plan B.” I think I’ve created a monster.

      • Aloha Mike,
        Yes, you may have created a monster! Are you and your wife aware of the new outlet mall in Lahaina? More stores for her to consider…also Whaler’s Village in Kaanapali.
        Good luck on your scouting trip in May.
        Aloha, Jamaica

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