Magic Behind the Music: Polynesian Resort – Christmas Area Loop
Remember when you watched Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and Kevin McCallister complained about going to Florida where there were no Christmas trees and his mom suggested he decorate a palm tree? Well for some people, that doesn’t sound like such a bad idea. In fact, Christmas is as much a religious holiday as it is an American one, and that’s one reason it’s also part of Polynesian (particularly Hawaiian) tradition.
So this goes out to you fun people who dream of a tan, sandy Christmas rather than a white, snowy one. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort gets into the Holiday spirit just like the rest of Walt Disney World, but here of course, it’s just a little bit unique. There are a lot more flowers here and the music is a nice blend of traditional tunes with Polynesian flare (even if that just means your favorite song is rendered on a ukulele), and also more original Hawaiian tunes. So if you find it fun to ride on a sea-horse painted surfboard instead of a one-horse open sleigh, this is the track for you! While Christmas music has been no stranger to the Polynesian Village Resort for a long time, this particular track was added to the D-COT Jukebox as recently as November 8, 2021.
Since its addition, it has been played 386 times total with 11 over the week. 5 members have made it a favorite, showing they like to deck the tiki bar with boughs of palm leaves (fa-la-la-la-la-lei-lei-lei-lei). Supporters have added it to 23 Custom Playlists, walking in a Waikiki Wonderland! The track gets a rating of 4.5/5 across 18 votes. As you listen, you’ll hear some instrumental music, but also some music with lyrics. The latter may prove interesting to you if you’ve never heard them before. Pay special attention to the rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas. The gifts are not at all the same! Whether you’re listening to this or other music this holiday season, may you have a Mele Kalikimaka!
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