What’s the Hawaiian Song from ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’?

Celebrity Q&A
December 6, 2012

Hawaiian Christmas song plays while Chevy Chase fantasizes about having a swimming pool


We watch “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” every December. What’s the title of the tune heard as Chevy Chase fantasizes about having a swimming pool?
—Adam Osbourne, Peoria, Ill.

The song is “Mele Kalikimaka,” Hawaiian for “Merry Christmas,” and the singer is Bing Crosby, accompanied by the Andrews Sisters. Incidentally, speaking of songs, “Christmas Vacation” is the only one of the four “National Lampoon Vacation” flicks that does not feature the “Holiday Road” theme by Lindsey Buckingham.


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