Kentucky Fried Chicken for Christmas? In the ’60s, it was a thing

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Vintage KFC for Christmas dinner - 1960s

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He’ll give you a rest during the rush (1968)

Who’s got time to fix dinner during the Christmas rush? Colonel Sanders, that’s who.

He fixes dinner seven days a week. Finger lickin’ good Kentucky Fried Chicken and all the trimmings. Ready in minutes at over 1900 locations all over the nation.

Kentucky Fried Chicken for Christmas - from 1968

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Kentucky Fried Chicken for Christmas: The chicken that comes home for the holidays (1965)

Everybody’s too busy to fix dinner. Everybody but Colonel Sanders.

No other chicken is seasoned with 11 spices and herbs. (According to the Colonel’s secret recipe.) And no other chicken is cooked according to his patented process.

Kentucky Fried Chicken for Christmas rush - 1965

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