Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Finding The Christmas Pickle

      The Christmas Pickle is a tradition related to the Christmas tree. In this tradition, a family decorates its Christmas tree with ornaments including one glass pickle. On Christmas morning, the first child to find the pickle on the tree would get a special gift and would supposedly have a year of good fortune.
      This tradition has been commonly practiced among Americans with German immigrant ancestors but no one is exactly sure when the tradition began. It was a game that my husband always played on Christmas day as a child and our family has continued to do so as well.

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