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dubious decorations

Christmas in Japan isn't so different from Christmas in the UK - lots of decorations, carols playing in the shops, and no going to church.

Also, just like back home, the decorations in Japan can be elaborate and dazzling. Though not always.

Family Mart don't like to go overboard during the festive season.

But someone in Osaka does go overboard, cleverly transforming their balcony into a beautiful winter wonderland with its very own Santa's grotto!

When it comes to decorating the tree, an Osaka restaurant opts for the minimalist approach....

The folks at KFC come up with the highly original idea of slinging a Santa suit on Mr. Sanders.......again.......

McDonald's makes a gallant effort, tastefully decorating its tree with packets of french fries....

And finally, a bit of a mess....

"It's a tree, Jim. But not as we know it."
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On Monday, 24 December, 2007, Blogger Contamination said:

The Family Mart tree is pretty week, but having the colonel dressed up in red is VERY traditional IMHO!  

On Monday, 24 December, 2007, Blogger Shyam said:

Merry Christmas to you, Englishman in Osaka! I have been highly entertained by your blog (back posts included) and consider myself very lucky to have stumbled upon it a few days back. Keep up the funny work and photos!  

On Monday, 24 December, 2007, Blogger tamakikat said:

A Happy Merry Christmas English Man! Love the McD's photo-it's a classic!  

On Monday, 24 December, 2007, Anonymous Nationwide said:

Yes Happy Christmas Mr Englishman in Osaka. You have a witty turn of phrase and a wicked eye.
Those fries on the McD tree looked good enough to eat - yum!!
Merry Christmas  

On Wednesday, 26 December, 2007, Anonymous Jamaipanese.com said:

Merry Christmas!!!!  

On Thursday, 27 December, 2007, Blogger Invader Stu said:

Happy Christmas. I love the KFC photo.  

On Sunday, 30 December, 2007, Blogger Stephen K said:

Hope you had an excellent Christmas!

Stumbled on your blog from a link from another and am now greatly amused by the wry and witty phrasing of your observations. Keep up the good work!  

On Sunday, 30 December, 2007, Anonymous James in Chiba said:

Yup, I agree - tacky as it is - the Macudonualudo x-mas tree fries are right up my alley.

Thanks for the laugh!

Happy o-shogatsu too.

James at Japaners  

On Sunday, 30 December, 2007, Anonymous I Eat My Pigeon said:

I was moved by the Colonel san's holiday tribute, too. He ain't just a ho for the chicken!!


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