Christmas in Japan is celebrated on a much larger scale as a commercial and secular festival, but again is not an official public holiday. Christmas lights Santa Claus, parties, gift exchanges, and eating traditional Western inspired Christmas foods such as Kentucky Fried Chicken and Strawberry Shortcake are all familiar features of this event. Rather than being a family or religious occasion, Christmas is seen as a time to spend with friends or a significant other. Christmas Eve is celebrated as a couple's holiday on which romantic gifts are exchanged. See "Christianity in Japan". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-12-12.