Here comes Santa in a red canoe, 1905.

SANTA CLAUS’ CHRISTMAS JOY IN HAWAII.

[I hope Santa could fit this on his waa this year:

He malu ma ka honua, a he aloha no i kanaka.
Peace on earth and good will towards all people.]

(Kuokoa, 12/29/1905, p. 4)

KO SANTA CLAUS OLIOLI KALIKIMAKA I HAWAII

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLIII, Helu 52, Aoao 4. Dekemaba 29, 1905.

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Christmas greetings for today as it was from yesterday, 1896.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO US ALL.

We give our ALOHA KARISIMAKA to all of our readers, to those people who we pray that just as the light of the sun reaches the land and dispels the darkness from its path, so too be the light shining in our hearts; we are near the conclusion of the victory in our loyalty behind the Aloha Aina [“Patriotism”], and after it is complete, remember that we will be surrounded by eternal happiness. Merry Christmas to all.

[I thought that this was just as fitting today as it was back then…]

(Aloha Aina, 12/26/1896, p. 2)

ME-RE KARISIMAKA PU KAKOU.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke II, Helu 52, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 26, 1896.