I’m not sure what my favorite Christmas tradition is. There are so many to choose from – decorating the Christmas tree, opening presents on Christmas morning, checking out all of the holiday lights around town, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Ok, so I don’t generally associate Christmas and KFC. But that’s not the case in Japan:
What’s on the menu [for Christmas Eve dinner]? An array of healthful and elegant Japanese morsels followed by cleansing green tea? Actually no, it’s a big bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. And for afters, a fat wedge of strawberry cream sponge cake. The KFC website in Japan started taking advance Christmas orders on December 1 and in some suburbs sold out completely after only a week.
Which got me thinking about Taiwan. I didn’t think they would do much for Christmas there either. But apparently 50,000 people will form a human Christmas tree on Saturday.
I’m excited that Christmas is being celebrated worldwide. But I wish more folks were celebrating the birth of Christ rather than mere traditions.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!