Hawaiian Noir

Murder Calls

Ho Ho Ho!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Aloha Friday didn’t make an appearance yesterday because she was busy with Christmas shopping. Six hours, to be exact. So I promised to tell you the number of books in our Christmas tree.

Drum roll please: Ta da da da—159 books.

Here’s what’s happening in the Islands at Christmas.

7BDFD7C5-0228-4148-8B18-F0D2B0F7F3DCDecember 6, the fifty-foot pine in front of Honolulu Hale was lit up and will remain lit until January 2,

Santa arrives early in Honolulu. He showed up at Waikiki beach on December 9 in an outrigger canoe.

6A6B5A14-5281-4D6C-ACC7-9A3A3CB5D771What do people do on Christmas? In Kailua, they are enjoying the beach and the surf.

Singing Mele Kalikimaka and the 12 Pidgin Days of Christmas.

 

 

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Twelve Days of Christmas

Pidgin lyrics by Eaton Bob Magoon, Jr., Edward Kenny, Gordon N. Phelps

Number one day of Christmas My tutu gave to me

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

 

Numbah two day of Christmas My tutu gave to me 2 coconuts and

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

 

Numbah three day of Christmas My tutu gave to me 3 dried squid

2 coconuts and

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

 

Numbah four day of Christmas My tutu gave to me 4 flower leis,

3 dried squid

2 coconuts and

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

 

Numbah five day of Christmas My tutu gave to me 5 big fat pigs

4 flower leis

3 dried squid,

2 coconuts and

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

 

Numbah six day of Christmas My tutu gave to me 6 hula lessons,

(continue 5 4 3 2)

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

 

Numbah seven day of Christmas

My tutu gave to me

7 shrimps a swimming

(continue 6 5 4 3 2)

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

 

Numbah eight day of Christmas

My tutu gave to me

8 ukuleles,

(continue 7 6 5 4 3 2)

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

 

Numbah nine day of Christmas

My tutu gave to me

9 pounds of poi

(continue 8 7 6 5 4 3 2)

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

 

Numbah ten day of Christmas

My tutu gave to me

10 cans of beer

(continue 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2)

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

 

Numbah eleven day of Christmas

My tutu gave to me

11 missionaries

(continue 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2)

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

 

Numbah twelve day of Christmas

My tutu gave to me

12 televisions

(continue 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2)

One mynah bird in one papaya tree

 

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