You know you are celebrating Christmas is Hawaii when it's your slippers and sandals you leave at the door, not your snow boots!
The Hawaiian language does not have as many letters as the standard English Language (notably the letter R.) When the missionaries and other Westerners first brought the custom of Christmas to the islands the Hawaiians had difficulty pronouncing Merry Christmas and turned it into words that rolled more easily off their tongues. Doesn't Mele Kalikimaka just roll right off your tongue?
In other (deployment countdown) news -
I seem to have moved directly from weepy to extremely crabby (with extra tears thrown in for good measure). Poor Nathan.
I was going to type an example of my bad behavior here, but it started to make me grouchy just thinking about it. In the interest of having a good morning I'll just stop typing now.
One good thing, though - with all my extra bad mood energy, I have gone running every single day this week! I haven't run 5 days in a row since June. Go me!