The Five Strangest Christmas Traditions (page 5)
#5.) Eating Kentucky Fried Chicken. In Japan, less than 1% of the population is Christian. But for some reason, it’s become a tradition to eat fried chicken on Christmas Eve . . . especially Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Then it’s usually followed by strawberry shortcake for dessert. Apparently it all started with a Christmas ad campaign by KFC in the 1970s.