Christmas In Hawaii’s Webspace – Hawaiian holiday gifts online

With the scary costumes and surplus leftover turkey put away, our attention must focus in on the holiday to come. No time for rest, Christmas shopping and all of its gravy-stained horror awaits us.

Sleigh rides, snow angels and Jack Frost. Sometimes it’s a little hard to imagine what Christmas is like in Hawai`i. Not a snow flake in the sky, nor a fireplace to keep us warm.

Sure living in Hawai`i brings nothing but blue skies and sunny weather (what torture), but there are those days – especially during the Christmas season – when one wants to experience an authentic Christmas, complete with torrential sleet and temperatures in the “minuses.”

What say we take a journey (with Rudolph leading of course) to the web sites on the ‘net that help us endure these trying times.

http://www.mele.com/
How about ordering a Hawaiian Christmas album from the people at Hawaiian Music Island? Although not locally hosted, the album collection at this web site is quite extensive. Following a specially created “Christmas Albums” button takes you to a collection of Hawaiian Christmas albums from such artists as Hapa, Kapena, Willie K, Teresa Bright and The Brothers Cazimero.

http://oldhawaii.com/igd/xmas/
Creating a special “Christmas 1997” section, Island Gifts Direct sells everything from Hawaiian greeting cards, music, books, videos and even food for your holiday needs. Complete with Christmas icons, green and red fonts and online ordering, IGD is prepared for the holiday rush.

http://delrich.home.mindspring.com/hawaii.html
How about one for the keiki’s? This site features a musical drama for children called “Christmas in Hawaii,” a story about a family from Manatoka, Minnesota trying to cope with experiencing the holidays in Hawai`i. Taken from the web site, “Christmas in Hawaii” is described as follows: “… Follow the Johnson family, Stanley, Jane, Missy and Steve to Oahu, Hawaii as they meet brand new friends, discover ancient Hawaiian customs, but most important of all, find the true meaning of Christmas. Experience the retelling of the birth of Christ through the eyes of native Hawaiians. Hear ‘Silent Night’ and ‘The First Noel’ as never before while you witness the stirring ‘torch’ processional prior to the Hawaiian Blessing and Feast.”

Retailing for just $9.95, this gift is sure to please the kids, as well as the pocket.

http://www.webpress.net/ipk/galaxsea/amhawai4.htm
For us older “kids,” we can challenge a Hawaiian boat cruise. GalaxSea Cruises and Tours offer this “Mele Kalikimaka” cruise package for a December 20th departure.

http://www.fanlink.com/contents/leagues/hwb.html
Just because it is Christmas, that doesn’t mean we can’t treat ourselves to a nice gift every so often. Equipped with this link, we can toss that shopping list out the door and reward ourselves with Hawaii Winter League Baseball game tickets and information to our heart’s content.

http://www.algonet.se/~bernadot/christmas/10.html
How would the children of Moanalua Elementary School decorate a palm tree for Christmas? Look at their interpretations here.

The rest:

http://www.maui.net/~popcorn/christmas.html
Order holiday popcorn with Christmas tin can designs.

http://www.tropic-mango.com/
Hawai`i-specific tree ornaments can be ordered here.

http://www.alohatower.com/
The Aloha Tower Marketplace Web Site.

http://www.alamoana.com/
The Ala Moana Web Site.

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