In Japan Christmas isn't a nation holiday, but they have adopted the holiday in their own way. Back in December 1974, after a bunch of foreigners hit up a KFC Japan in search of chicken, because they couldn't get their beloved turkey dinner, KFC struck on an idea, KFC started a Christmas Chicken campaign. Thus over time eating Christmas Chicken became a fun little tradition in Japan.
The tradition became so popular that lines of people queued outside KFC restaurants across Japan, to get their fried chicken Christmas dinner. Some even pre-ordering their meal. As with South Korea, Christmas Day in Japan is treated more like a "couples day", akin to Valentine's Day. So what better a treat for your loved one than a bucket of fried chicken?
KFC have developed a special Christmas bucket that is only available in Japan, containing Christmas cake, and other traditionally Western Christmas food. KFC begins its Christmas campaign in October and added a "Party Barrel" and "Premium Christmas Pack" to its existing line-up over the festive season.