The Grapevine – Christmas with the Colonel

For some, Christmas is time to eat cookies, candy canes, and gingerbread. For 3.6 million families in Japan, ’tis the season for Kentucky Fried Chicken.


  • Colonel Sanders still smiling after 24-year Japan dip from Reuters
  • How KFC made Christmas all about fried chicken — in Japan from Business Insider
  • Why Japan celebrates Christmas with KFC from BBC Capital
  • Why Japan Is Obsessed With Kentucky Fried Chicken on Christmas from Smithsonian Magazine


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