The Japanese Phenomenon of Kentucky Fried Chicken for Christmas

And a brief history of Christmas in Japan

Kentucky Fried Chicken store in Japan with Colonel Sanders dressed as Santa.
Colonel Sanders dressed as Santa outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken shop in Japan. (Depositphotos)

When my children were young, a kind elderly friend used to ring our doorbell on Christmas eve, then proudly hand us a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken that included a “Christmas Cake” and a KFC commemorative plate. This was, after…



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