Interesting article from the Miami Herald of all places! How Christmas Developed in Hawaii.
Also check out from the Orange County Register Christmas, Hawaiian Style.
Santa seemingly squints in the sun, throwing a Hawaiian thumb-and-pinky "hang loose" shaka sign, his white-fur-trimmed red shirt open wide to reveal a big tanned tummy. The statue of a tropical St. Nick sits next to a huge "Tutu Mele" – "Merry Granny," as Mrs. Claus is called – who has hiked up her skirt to catch a cool trade wind.
|Sacred Heart Church, Honolulu Christmas Eve 2009|