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12/22/2013 02:23 pm ET Updated Dec 24, 2013

Christmas In Hawaii: 7 Reasons It's Santa's Favorite

The thought of a tropical Christmas may confuse many, but Hawaii proves that you don't need snow or freezing temperatures to fully embrace the Christmas spirit. Below, 7 reasons Hawaii Christmases are amazing:

1. Who needs chimneys when you can keep your window open on Christmas eve? Also, malasadas instead of cookies for Santa? Hawaii must be his favorite:

2. After all, even our governor looks like Santa:
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3. And our snowmen surf:

4. Our Christmas trees are edible:

5. And a white Christmas means something very different here:

6. Your options for an afternoon nap will be a touch more scenic than your couch:

7. Hawaii is Santa's last stop so it only makes sense that he and Mrs. Claus kick off their shoes, let loose, and stay a while:

Mele Kalikimaka, everyone!

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