Chicken for [Christmas] Dinner

Last night I had a dream in which I was on summer vacation, grilling some chicken.  A news report came over the radio announcing the Earth was being invaded by aliens. For the most part, these aliens meant no harm–but they were fixated on chicken. They wanted to eat all of the Earth’s chicken. As I stood there grilling my chicken, I was approached by a number of aliens who were dispatched thanks to my quick thinking and creative use of some garden implements.

Like I said, it was just a dream.

Well, this morning, The Civee and I were driving into work and listening to NPR (The Civee’s choice, not mine) and they ran a story about the Japanese Trend of chicken for Christmas dinner:

While eating chicken on Christmas is popular here, many may prefer to stick to a Japanese tradition that dates back to the 1970s: heading to the nearest Kentucky Fried Chicken, where a set of roast chicken, cake, salad and a commemorative plate sells for 5,300 yen.

I’m already hoping to have a non-traditional turkey-less Thanksgiving. I wonder if this dream and subsequent news about Japanese Christmas traditions is a sign that I should consider grilling this Christmas.

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