THE HAWAII CHRISTMAS MUSIC PODCAST (2014)

XMAS PODCAST MUSICMELE KALIKIMAKA 2014, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Yata yata and a Happy New Year to all our listeners here at “Lucky We Live Hawaii”. This week we wanted to do something special again like we did last year with our all HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS MUSIC Podcast and give you guys a few weeks to enjoy this years CHRISTMAS PODCAST full of Wayde and Bruces favorite Music from when they had been kids…

MELE KALIKIMAKA PODCASTSome or many of these songs Wayde and Bruce picked are probably your favorites as well! We also put in some OLD STORY TELLING from Bruce and Wayde. We would also like to mention an album close to our hearts called: FIRST CHRISTMAS RECORD FOR CHILDREN done in 1954. These are the stories that formed what Christmas was originally based on and you can listen to them below in some LINKS we posted from Youtube…when it comes down to it Christmas isn’t based on gift giving, but family, peace and hope of something better…if that means the birth of a savior for some, just a time to get together with family or a time to drink and be merry…that’s fine by us…The Holidays are for everyone that LOVES, LAUGHS and HOPES for a day when we are all at Peace.  In this Holiday Podcast we put together 14 Holidays songs for your Christmas pleasure…Stay warm out there and Mele Kalikimaka folks! SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!!!

FIRST CHRISTMAS RECORD FOR CHILDRENShare with your family a taste of Christmas past from the 1950’s. Please listen with the entire family what our Mom and dad played for us in the 1970’s:

FIRST CHRISTMAS RECORD FOR CHILDREN on Youtube:

 

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Being THANKFUL in HAWAII

THANKSGIVINGIt’s that time of year again…The HOLIDAY SEASON and this is the time of year to be GRATEFUL for the things you have…no matter how little or how much. THANKSGIVING has always been a time to get together with family, ohana or friends and just eat, laugh, play, watch movies, drink and enjoy each others company…it’s about friendship and love…the smells, the sounds…we should be thankful for such simple things because there are those who don’t even get to enjoy a hug from a loved one or a slice of turkey with gravy or candy yams or even a warm place to sleep…Yes…YOU ARE THANKFUL…and I hope for those of us who have family, friends, love and friends we take a moment to do something wonderful for those who have less…there is nothing like giving of yourself to those who have nothing…Here in Hawaii many of us are just thankful we wake up each day in the most beautiful place on Earth…We are thankful for the birds that sing in the morning, the smells of the Plumeria flower that floats in the air, the sounds of the ocean waves as they pound the power sand beaches, the sounds of the wind through the palm trees above…So simple, but we are so thankful for such things…We are all lucky to live here in Hawaii…Blessed indeed and to give back to the communities that have given us so many memories is truly an honor…We live in a very special place…

WINTER in HAWAII

WINTER IN HAWAIILots of people from around the world come to Hawaii and most come during the winter months…well, more than likely it’s Winter in Hawaii as well, but what does winter mean in Hawai’i Nei??? Unpredictable weather…This means it could be sunny one day and rainy another. Winter in Hawaii will give you cooler temps, more rain, more wind, more waterfalls, more waves and more rainbows…it can also give you an extended Storm front that could hang over Hawaii for your entire vacation! If you happen to choose to come to Hawaii for Winter, between Dec-March you have a 50/50 chance something like this could happen…it’s just reality. Dealing with a storm front your entire trip can be upsetting and even more so depressing, but lets turn it around…Winter for us in Hawaii is the most beautiful time of year and will bless us with things you can’t see or do in Summer…So please…take whatever weather comes your way and see it as a blessing and make the most of it, rain or shine…In the Winter there are endless activities…See waterfalls, do ridge hikes in the clouds, go to botanical Gardens, do shopping, go to museums, see rainbows, see whales and dolphins, see the big North Shore surf and enjoy what nature has given you for the season…Winter here is the greatest time of year…everything is full of life and alive…singing and inviting you to listen and watch…Don’t see this time of year and the weather that comes with is as a curse, but as a blessing…for us here in Hawaii…it’s one more reason we are so LUCKY and BLESSED to live here!