Jimmy Buffett - Mele Kalikimaka Lyrics

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day
That's the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway

Here we know that Xmas will be green and bright
Sun will shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way
To say Merry Christmas to you.


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  1. Fox1nDen

    merry Christmas to our friends in Hawaii

  2. Zippy

    If heaven had a jukebox.

  3. Ihateohioandmoving to florida

    Loving this from Florida. Love a tropical Christmas. This is a classic!

  4. B E Kelly

    Merry Christmas to all that believes in Christmas.

  5. Rejean Tremblay

    merry xmas, enjoy

  6. Dominic Ortiz

    Merry Christmas from 2019

  7. ThisGuy Here

    Love it!

  8. Marvin the Maniac

    Bing Crosby would have been proud of this cover!

  9. Timothy Mckee

    Komehereiwannalayuh...Is my favorite Hawaiian Island!

  10. bobbi lanobi

    Heard it in the national lampoons christmas vacation movie.

  11. NS Steampunk

    Christmas Vacation!

  12. suns_out_buns_out

    My favorite version

  13. Mr. Original

    Addictive as all hell and stuck in my head, and I'm perfectly okay with that.

  14. Chris

    Mele Kalikimaka is a wise way to say "Why don't we get drunk and screw" to you. 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

    Timothy Mckee

    I am going to take my tugboat to tuna town!

  15. Yarely Herazo

    I sung the song in first grade😎😎

  16. Sims 3 Forever Dude

    Quviasugit Quviasuvimmi Is the Thing to Say
    On A Dark Nunavut Christmas Day
    That's the Territory Greeting That We Send to You
    From the Land Where No Trees Sway
    Here We Know That Christmas Won't Be Green and Bright
    The Sun Won't Shine by Day, Nor Will it Shine at Night
    Quviasugit Quviasuvimmi Is the Wise Way to Say Merry Christmas to You

  17. Sims 3 Forever Dude

    Kamgan Ukudigaa Is the Thing to Say
    On A Dark Alaskan Christmas Day
    That's the Statial Greeting That We Send to You
    From the Land Where Polar Bears Sway
    Here, We Know That Christmas Won't Be Green, But White
    The Sun Won't Shine by Day, Nor Will it Shine at Night
    Kamgan Ukudigaa is the Wise Way, to Say Merry Christmas to You

    rate eightx

    Wait, Doesn't Alaska Have Multiple Languages?

  18. Sean Turnner

    Clark Griswold staring out the back window

  19. Lucianawolfy WolfQuest

    I’m doing this song for a dance but... on ice skates

  20. Gordon Mckay

    Normally I don't care for covers, however Jimmy Buffett could make a Spice Girls song awesome. I also love his cover of Brown Eyed Girl.

  21. Think Greater

    Christmas Time guys 🎄🎄🎉🎉🎉🎁🎁🎁🎁

  22. Alan H

    Love this song....one of best Classics 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

    Lexy Gomez

    Jleiesoto the meeting and I will get back to etomorrow to get my car fixed today to go to bed and get it to you as soon as I get back to my office at 💩💩💩💩💚👿💩💩👿💚💛🧡🧡🌚💩😾💝🌚😴💩😴😴💩👿🌚💩💩💩❤️💩😍😁😂😋😝😚😍😊😗😙😂😃😍😃😃😍😍😃😍😃😊😚😊😙

  23. Jeff Marks

    1999, The Adventures Of Elmo In Grouchland Debuted In Theaters!

  24. Gary Beaver

    Boy this makes me happy as shit!

  25. Steve H.


  26. Richard Kalevicoglo

    Awesome version of this song! Kudos to you Mr Buffett. 👍

  27. George Greener

    I'm having a mental debate about whether Jimmy Buffet or Bing Crosby did it better.

    George Greener

    @M R I like the brush fill in Jimmy's version, but I also enjoy Bing Crosby's instrumental break with the loud, piercing trumpets. Help me.

    Becky Murphy

    @George Greener Well, while Bing can do no wrong, especially with Christmas songs, Jimmy is the King of the Tropics, so it's fitting that he did a Hawaiian Christmas song.

  28. harmony geier

    Lol it's September 2018 but u can never have Christmas too early

    :v ola

    Harmony Geier

  29. Papa Dough

    Great song 🌴🌺🌴🐳🌴🦎🌴🐊🌴🐚🌴🦀🌴🦐🌴🐙🌴🦈🌴🍍🥑🎄🌞

    :v ola

    Papa Dough

  30. Will Moshe Carr

    It’s December in Vermont, I want to live on island time for a day

    June Tanner

    And when I was a child in Hawaii I dreamed of seeing a Vermont Christmas covered in snow just like I saw in the movies. LMAO.

  31. Zlataisawsome

    Happy bday, Jimmy Buffet, it's my birthday, too.

  32. Rey Cisneros

    Thanks for the memories, playing this song on Xmas morning for my little children in the snow, thanks Jimmy for the bliss , much love forever there , brah Raybann Austin

  33. Catherine Goodall

    Great song!!! Especially when you are in Hawaii!!!

  34. Steve H.

    A classic, to say the least! Merry Christmas!

  35. Bill Huber


  36. Sears, Kmart, and blockbuster video Is awesome

    I love Jimmy Buffet he knows how to sing

  37. fly guy flier

    LOVE this version. GO JIMMY!! Love the way the background vocals have that 1940s sound like the bing crosby version.

  38. Isabella Guerrero

    I love your songs

    Nick Helm

    Thank you! I did have a full month of Christmas videos when I initially started. However, because of policies, some videos got removed or no longer available in the country, which was weird. I'll try and upload a couple more videos, if I don't get flagged.

    You can also view my personal channel, as well, and show it some love too. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to view and enjoy my playlist, both here and my other page: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFoodTruckJunkie

    Hope you have a great holiday season! ~Nick


  39. JcKramer1991

    A fine version

  40. Thunderi Biscuitz

    always reminds me of SpongeBob 👌👌Merry Christmas y'all 🌲🌲

    :v ola

    Thunderi Biscuitz 😁😁😁😁🤨🤔🙄🙄💖💖💖🤩🤩🤩

  41. Josef Bailey

    I heard this on the radio and it's stuck in my head 😀

    Nick Helm

    Josef Bailey Same here! Most of the songs on my playlist are hard on the radio but it's nice to get hidden gems that fly under the radar.

  42. Ali Salverson

    Well, Alola!

  43. Sims 3 Forever Dude

    Am I the only one listening to this in March?

    Jim Powell

    Year 'round!

    Kris Miezejeski

    Sims 3 Forever Dude ha lol

    Jeff McDougal

    No you aren't

    Fran Ziegler

    No you are not

    Maria Serrato

    I listen to Christmas music all year round😁

  44. Mor Bels

    So well produced!

  45. Alejandra Sarmiento

    I love this song!!😀

  46. Jim Meunier

    Who is the female singer?


    Credits for the album, from here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island_(album)

    Jimmy Buffett – all vocals, guitar
    Claudia Cummings – background vocals
    Tina Gullickson – background vocals
    Peter Mayer – background vocals
    Nadirah Shakoor – background vocals
    Robert Greenidge – Steelpan, percussion
    Roger Guth – Drums
    Ralph McDonald – Percussion
    Jim Mayer – Bass, upright bass
    Peter Mayer – Guitar, ukulele
    Tom Mitchell – Saxophone
    Greg "Fingers" Taylor – Harmonica
    Michael Utley – Keyboards

  47. Unova

    best version i've heard of the song. Though i remember this being published around christmas xD lol

    Karen Stanley

    NintendoLife true

  48. Daniel Nielsen

    good version liken it


    Mele Kalikimaka from Hawaii 2015 !!!

  50. SelfInsertQueen

    Im getting a Lilo and Stitch vibe to this... Am i the only one who thinks the same?

    :v ola

    Felix Fangirl shirley

    Kris Miezejeski

    Felix Fangirl I kinda get why because it says where the pom tees sway

    Tessa Powell

    Wow...I wonder why🙄maybe because Lilo and Stitch are Hawaiian? Duh

    Kris Miezejeski

    Felix Fangirl ass

  51. Lucy Baty

    happy version.. love it

  52. Dakota Marzouca

    I heard it on Christmas vacation and I liked it

  53. Jany Lainee


  54. Marina Miller

    Heard this on the radio, and the ending struck me as Colleen's intro! Lol i was driving too and it freaked my mom out when I did hahaha. Merrymerrymerry christmas to yoooouuuu!!!! :) @PsychoSoprano <3

    Ryan Redmond

    +Marina Miller merry Christmas god bless you

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  56. anna pearson

    Love the video

  57. Josh Lambert

    Great version of this song. Sounds like Jimmy Buffet nailed it.

    Karen Stanley

    Josh Lambert best yet


    better'n Bing

  58. Tommy Giffen

    Colleen brought me here