Colonel Sanders Is Coming to Town in KFC's Holiday Spots

St. Nicholas or a Chicken Salesman?

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Dec 04, 2015

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KFC's zany Colonel Sanders reboot has been pretty funny so far, and now it continues in a series of holiday-themed spots in which the Colonel doubles as Santa. Even when his decision to come down a chimney gets him stuck, he perseveres with his chicken salesmanship, commenting as a family (hilariously) unwrap their gifts -- which despite looking like bikes, puppies and suchlike, are actually KFC combos.

Other, shorter clips promote KFC's $5 fill-ups and $20 Familiy fill-ups, with the Colonel still promoting them from within the echoey chimney. W&K Portland created the ads, with Biscuit's Matt Dilmore directing.

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Dec 04, 2015
Wieden & Kennedy Portland
Creative Director:
Eric Baldwin
Creative Director:
Karl Lieberman
Jonathan Marshall
Art Director:
Helen Rhodes
Hayley Goggin Avila
Social Strategy:
John Dempsey
Strategy Planning:
Britton Taylor
Strategy Planning:
Matt Hisamoto
Media/Comms Planning:
Alex Barwick
Media/Comms Planning:
Anjali Patel
Account Team:
Jess Monsey
Account Team:
Jesse Johnson
Account Team:
Andrie Wheeler
Business Affairs:
Karen Roche
Project Management:
Erin Keeley
Executive Creative Director:
Joe Staples
Executive Creative Director:
Mark Fitzloff
Head of Production:
Ben Grylewicz
Production Company:
Biscuit Filmworks
Matt Dilmore
Managing Director:
Shawn Lacy
Head of Production:
Mercedes Allen-Sarria
Head of Production:
Rachel Glaub
Unit Production Manager:
Carr Donald
Joint Editorial
Steve Sprinkle
Post Producer:
Chris Girard
Post Executive Producer:
Leslie Carthy
Visual Effects Company:
Visual Effects Executive Producer:
Alex Thiesen
Lead Flame Artist:
Stephan Lectez
Visual Effects Producer:
Steve Griffith
Lead Flame Artist:
Katrina Salicrup
2D Artist:
David Jahns
2D Artist:
Robert Murdock
2D Artist:
Noah Poole
Mix and Sound Design:
Mixer and Sound Designer:
Noah Woodburn
Sarah Fink
Telecine Company:
The Mill
Color Producer:
Dan Kreeger
Color Producer:
Dan Butler
David "Luddy" Ludlam

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