For those who live in warmer locales, songs like "White Christmas" and "Winter Wonderland" must seem a bit exotic. How often do southern Californians or Hawaiians, after all, enjoy a white Christmas? Perhaps Lyle Moraine shared such a thought when he wrote "Christmas Island," a song that celebrates the popular holiday in a warmer climate. Lyrically, the song sketches a simple portrait of a place where folks hang their stockings on coconut trees and Santa arrives in a canoe. The islanders, unlike the mainlanders, stay up late and wait for his arrival. Moraine wrote the song in 1946, and the Andrews Sisters, backed by Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, turned it into a million-seller the same year. The song, over time, would prove the perfect fit for artists who performed in warmer climates. The Lennon Sisters, who worked with Lawrence Welk in southern California, turned in a fine version of the song on Christmas With the Lennon Sisters. The song also served as the title for Jimmy Buffett's 1996 holiday album.