JR Central’s Home-Town Express 1988

The Central Japan Railway Company (東海旅客鉄道株式会社 Tōkai Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) is the main railway company operating in the Chūbu (Nagoya) region of central Japan. It is officially abbreviated in English as JR Central and in Japanese as JR Tōkai (JR東海).

Eri Fukatsu (深津 絵里 Fukatsu Eri, born 11 January 1973) is a Japanese actress. From 1988 to 1992, she starred in “Christmas Express” commercials for the Central Japan Railway Company.

Melodies is the studio album recorded by a Japanese singer-songwriter Tatsuro Yamashita, released in June 1983. The most well-known song appeared on Melodies is “Christmas Eve”. The song did not receive much attention when it was released on 12-inch single in December 1983, but it was widely recognized through a television advertisement by the Central Japan Railway Company aired during the late 1980s.

The moonwalk is a dance move in which the dancer moves backwards while seemingly walking forwards.

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.