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Voices ring out with glee at Christmas Eve soiree

By Ben Wood

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 03, 2014

~~<p>The annual Christmas Eve party thrown by <strong>John Michael White</strong> and fiancee <strong>Qi Marie</strong> really got rolling when John stood tall and led his penthouse crowd singing &quot;We Wish You a Merry Christmas&quot; in his powerful voice. <strong>Aaron Aranita</strong> was at the piano. Jimmy Borges, who will sing anywhere, any time, earlier knocked out a swinging version of &quot;White Christmas&quot; while he was filling his plate at the buffet table. <strong>Cathy Foy-Mah</strong>i sang &quot;O Holy Night.&quot; Other guests included John's daughter <strong>Tracey White McCarthy</strong>, who worked hard with Qi organizing the bash; former Mayor <strong>Peter Carlisle</strong>; Hawaii International Film Festival founder <strong>Jeannette Paulson Hereniko</strong> and husband <strong>Vilsoni Hereniko</strong>; attorney <strong>Brad Coates</strong>, author of four editions of &quot;Divorce with Decency,&quot; and his wife, real estate wiz <strong>Sachi Braden</strong>; photographer <strong>Michi Moore</strong>; and <strong>Linda Coble</strong> and <strong>Kirk Matthews</strong>.</p>
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The annual Christmas Eve party thrown by John Michael White and fiancee Qi Marie really got rolling when John stood tall and led his penthouse crowd singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" in his powerful voice. Aaron Aranita was at the piano. Jimmy Borges, who will sing anywhere, any time, earlier knocked out a swinging version of "White Christmas" while he was filling his plate at the buffet table. Cathy Foy-Mahi sang "O Holy Night." Other guests included John's daughter Tracey White McCarthy, who worked hard with Qi organizing the bash; former Mayor Peter Carlisle; Hawaii International Film Festival founder Jeannette Paulson Hereniko and husband Vilsoni Hereniko; attorney Brad Coates, author of four editions of "Divorce with Decency," and his wife, real estate wiz Sachi Braden; photographer Michi Moore; and Linda Coble and Kirk Matthews.

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