Christmas Lü`au - by Leonard Hawk

'Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the hale
Was singing and dancing and ho`omalimali
Papa in his malo and me in mu`umu`u
Greeting `aikane, pehea, mahalo
Sister gathered flowers for a lei
Brother watched the imu all of the day
Soon the music boys began to play
Mele old and new of Hawai`i nei
The tables were loaded with plenty of kaukau
`Opihi and salmon and steaming hot laulau
We ate and talked stories until we were all pau
It was really maika`i at our Christmas lü`au