The Legend of the Christmas Pickle

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Die Weihnachtsgurke

(The Christmas Pickle)

 

This quaint legend has its beginnings in Germany, the land of the original Christmas tree. A special Pickle ornament was the last decoration hung on the tree on Christmas Eve. Parents would hide the pickle in the green boughs among the other ornaments and garlands. The children were bright eyed and full of laughter when they were allowed to view the tree on Christmas Eve, and the merry search for the Pickle ornament began. The observant child who found the Pickle ornament first would receive an extra little gift left by St. Nicholas.

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Let me go on the record to say…It’s not as easy as one might think to find a Pickle ornament on a Christmas tree. But it sure is lots of fun! 🙂

Once the pickle is found, the Christmas festivities commence — the dinner, the presents, the caroling and merriment.

Just another one of our family traditions.

 

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~ by bloggingexperiments on December 18, 2008.

5 Responses to “The Legend of the Christmas Pickle”

  1. What a great family tradition!

    And how funny that we were both on same pickle wavelength with our blogs!

  2. Hey, I’ve heard of this before… this sounds like a really fun tradition. Maybe we will have to adopt it for our family.

  3. That’s awesome!
    I can tell you I wouldn’t find it, I am so A.D.D. lol!
    This sounds like an great tradition.

  4. Funny but the problem is:
    Nobody in Germany knows the Strory 😀

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