Mele Kalikimaka (Meh-le Keh-liki-makah) is Hawaiian for “Merry Christmas”. In the song, by the same name, I’ve always had a mondegreen, misheard lyrics in the song. I thought they were saying “Mele Kalikimaka is the wise way to say Merry Christmas to you” when the correct lyric is “Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas to you”
He’s got a sleighful, it’s not gonna stay full
The first time I heard this Christmas song was from Kellie Pickler, the fifth season American Idol contestant. She is a country music singer, songwriter, and television personality. Her 2013 single is great and I just assumed it was her original song until our pharmacist Kelly said it was an old song.