FamilyMart, Circle K Sunkus Christmas Chicken

FamilyMart (ファミリーマート Famirīmāto) is a Japanese convenience store franchise chain first opened in Japan on September 1, 1981. FamilyMart is Japan’s 2nd largest convenience store chain, behind 7-Eleven. All of the usual Japanese convenience store goods such as basic grocery items, magazines, manga, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks like sake, nikuman, fried chicken, onigiri, and bento are available.

Circle K is an international chain of convenience stores, founded in 1951 in El Paso, Texas, United States. It is owned and operated by the Canadian-based Alimentation Couche-Tard.

Circle K Sunkus (サークルKサンクス Sākuru K Sankusu) is a chain of company-operated and franchised convenience stores in Japan. The company is a division of UNY Co., Ltd., which licensed the Circle K name from Alimentation Couche-Tard, a Canadian convenience store company that owns the Circle K brand. On September 1, 2016, all Circle K Sunkus stores have been renamed to FamilyMart as the result of the FamilyMart Co. and Uny Group Holdings Co. merge.

Countries such as Japan, where Christmas is popular despite there being only a small number of Christians, have adopted many of the secular aspects of Christmas, such as gift-giving, decorations, and Christmas trees.

A successful advertising campaign in the 1970s made eating at KFC around Christmas a national custom. Its chicken meals are so popular during the season that stores take reservations months in advance.

KFC Family Pack Christmas

From December 1974, KFC Japan began to promote fried chicken as a Christmas meal (『クリスマスはケンタッキー』). Eating KFC as a Christmas time meal has since become a widely practised custom in Japan.

A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine, or fir or an artificial tree of similar appearance, associated with the celebration of Christmas.

Beer boots (Bierstiefel in German) have over a century of history and culture behind them. It is commonly believed that a general somewhere promised his troops to drink beer from his boot if they were successful in battle. When the troops prevailed, the general had a glassmaker fashion a boot from glass to fulfill his promise without tasting his own feet and to avoid spoiling the beer in his leather boot.

Yamazaki Christmas Cake

In Japan, Christmas cakes are traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve. They are simply a sponge cake, frosted with whipped cream, often decorated with strawberries, and usually topped with Christmas chocolates or other seasonal fruit.

Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd. (山崎製パン株式会社) is a Japanese company that makes bread, snack foods and other foods headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo. It was established in Japan on 9 March 1948 in Ichikawa, Chiba by Tojuro Iijima as Yamazaki Baking (山崎製パン所) and has continued making baked goods for more than sixty years since its founding.

Takako Matsu (松たか子), born Takako Fujima (藤間隆子), on June 10, 1977 in Tokyo, is a Japanese actress and pop singer/songwriter.

“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 1739 in the collection Hymns and Sacred Poems, having been written by Charles Wesley.