Mele Kalikimaka from Planet Quark!

From Wikipedia:
“Mele Kalikimaka” is a Christmas song sung as a warm greeting from Hawaii. The song takes its title from the phrase “Mele Kalikimaka”, derived from the Hawaiian pronunciation of “Merry Christmas”.

Since Hawaiian does not have all English phonemes, in particular the “R” and “S”, “Merry Christmas” becomes “Mele Kalikimaka” (note the substitution of L’s for R’s, and K’s for S’s). “Mele Kalikimaka” is therefore a transliteration, not a translation of “Merry Christmas”.

The song was written in 1949 by Robert Alex Anderson who is better known to fans of Hawaiian and hapa haole music as R. Alex Anderson. One of the earliest recordings of this song was by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters in 1950 on his White Christmas album.

But one of my favorite renditions is by Bette Midler, also seen here on YouTube.

Mele Kalikimaka everyone!