© Lyrics & Music: Leonard Hawk
‘Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the hale,
Was singing and dancing
And ho‘omalimali.

Mama in her mu‘umu‘u
And papa in his malo
Greeting aikāne,
“Pehea, mahalo.”

Sister gathered flowers for a lei.
Brother watched the imu all of the day.
Soon the music boys began to play
Mele old and new of Hawai‘i nei.

Tables were loaded with plenty of kaukau –
‘Opihi and salmon and steaming hot laulau.
We ate and talked story until we were pau.
It was really maika`i at our Christmas lū‘au.

Christmas at Hope Chapel

Photo Credit: Hope Chapel Maui. Incidentally, Hope Chapel is having Christmas Eve Services with Worship Hula.  Go to Hope Chapel Maui website  or click here for more information.