Christmas time for most is filled with family traditions and rituals. Some are kind of new and some are very old.

I am just now learning about the Christmas Pickle. Allegedly, it's an old German tradition.

Both sides of my family claim to be German, but I have never heard of this.

Anyway, so you're supposed to hide a pickle ornament on the tree and whoever finds it, and this is where the tradition varies, either gets to open the first present or have good luck in the new year or some other thing that your family does.

I found this video on Facebook that kind of explains where the tradition came from. So it's either just an old German tradition or a scheme to sell pickle ornaments. Hmmm.

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