KFC have today released their first Christmas advert, which sees a group of bickering people put aside their differences and come together over a bucket of chicken.
The tongue-in-cheek advert pokes fun at the sentimental side of Christmas with people in awkward situations singing a corny song in the style of a musical.
The hilarious clip has people fighting in the aisles of a toy store and a grumpy man being disturbed by carollers singing out their frustration.
At one point a group of people sing “typically I hate your guts, and I’d try to kill you but, one of everybody’s vices, is 11 herbs and spices” round the dinner table.
The trick was to address the reality of unavoidable yuletide stress and conflict without depressing people
As they sing around a bucket of KFC, Santa Claus ditched the traditional Christmas meal and munches on some southern fried chicken.
British advert agency BBH were behind the KFC ad. David Kolbusz, their Deputy Executive Creative Director, said “We wanted to make something that stood out from a lot of ads you come to expect this time of year.
“The trick was to address the reality of unavoidable yuletide stress and conflict without depressing people.
“We decided the best way to do this was through the medium of song. A schmaltzy, sugar-coated song.”
The 2 minute 40 second advert kicks off a week long social media campaign where KFC are encouraging people to make peace they had a falling out with.
The fast food chain are asking people to post their story of reconciliation alongside the Twitter hashtag #UniteThisXmas.
The person who post the best story on Twitter will then have a new advert and song made around their story.
Meg Farren, Marketing Director, KFC, added: “This Christmas, we not only wanted to do something different but also wanted to stay true to what KFC is about -bringing people together over a shared great taste – whilst having fun and encouraging people to join in.”
Click play above to watch KFC’s first ever Christmas advert, a hilarious tongue-in-cheek clip poking fun at other festive ads