A Hawaiian Christmas
Produced by the United Church of Christ
Not everyone dreams of a white Christmas. For some, the season is celebrated with luaus on a beach, vibrant flowers and incredibly beautiful music. This Christmas, get a glimpse of how this holy season is observed in our 50th state. A Hawaiian Christmas will warm your heart this holiday season. Filmed entirely in Honolulu, the program featured original and traditional music by Hawaiian artists Lehua Kalima (of Na Leo Pilimehana), Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Kapena, John Cruz, O’Brian Eselu, Afatia Thompson and others. UCC Conference Minister Charles Buck and Kaumakapili Church Pastor Richard Kamanu provided cultural information. A Hawaiian Christmas was narrated by Hawaii state senator and Kawaiaha’o Church member, Brickwood Galuteria. “Christmas is the perfect time to share our music and our faith throughout the islands with the good news of our savior’s birth,” said Ken Makuakane, Hawai‘i Conference Program Associate and production organizer.