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416.3 #485 DL Qual #167 12-24-11 9:34AM
Merry Christmas Eve. Does anyone else participate In the German tradition of the pickle? The last ornament placed on the tree is a glass pickle hidden deep in the branches. The first child to find it gets an extra gift and good fortune for the next year. Oh and at our house serious bragging rights. What's your tradition?
My wife is half German I will have to give her a pickle. Ornament. - splashphotoCM   885.6 #181 12-24-11 11:00AM Like(8)  Reply
Ha ha! You're hilarious! - firemomof2  130.6 #2924 12-24-11 8:26PM
Brats anyone? - vincentchase1  672.8 #257 12-24-11 9:09PM
Ooops Brauts** lol - vincentchase1  672.8 #257 12-24-11 9:09PM
Hide it deep......in the tree - Mouse4life  1293.1 #114 12-24-11 9:14PM
You guys!!!! 😳 - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #173 12-24-11 9:18PM
OMG!!hahahahaha - vincentchase1  672.8 #257 12-24-11 9:29PM
PC💗 loves the pickle - KelBelle   453.2 #435 12-24-11 9:39AM Like(7)  Reply
Kool Aid and Chocolate covered - toph  2416.6 #48 12-24-11 10:54AM
Yummy! - PrincessCarmen  2596.5 #42 12-24-11 9:11PM
I saw a pickle ornament at Target, NOW I know why they make pickle ornaments. I thought, someone really needs to love pickles to put it on the tree. Thanks for sharing that tradition - MsDisneyLove   168.2 #2343 12-24-11 9:44AM Like(1)  Reply
I would have given one to BooEve! - SueBayou  2019.6 #66 12-24-11 9:49AM
Still doesn't explain the red glitter lobster I bought there a few years ago, does it? - bluefairy  643.3 #278 12-24-11 10:34AM
Have you seen Love Actually? There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus. - LaneSparrow316  847.0 #193 12-24-11 10:53AM
Lobster? lol, Now I must see 'Love Actually' ;) - MsDisneyLove  168.2 #2343 12-24-11 11:10AM
Yes you must. Best Xmas movie! - PrincessDuckie  805.2 #205 12-24-11 11:12AM
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket... - MousekaNinja  422.3 #472 12-24-11 8:17PM
KelBelle is correct. I LOVE me some pickles. I also have the pickle ornament thanks to Michael! I ❤ it! - PrincessCarmen   2596.5 #42 12-24-11 10:00AM Like(1)  Reply
I have a giant pickle.........in my fridge - dug_one   2380.9 #51 12-24-11 10:02AM Like(1)  Reply
Yes, we got one several years ago. My wife hides it every year. Once it was so well hidden no one could find it, including my wife. - jacdanfan   8428.1 #5 12-24-11 10:04AM Like(1)  Reply
We're not German but I started doing the pickle hunt for my niece and nephew several years ago, it's a blast! - charmmoore   217.9 #1674 12-24-11 8:39PM Like(1)  Reply
Yes we do it here, we give out $5 and major bragging rights between my 2 sons... They are now 19 & 21!! - Tinkerbell98   182.6 #2121 12-24-11 9:53PM Like(1)  Reply
The elves leave new pj's under the tree today. They are sneaky and put them there when we leave the room. - vegasbrat   420.4 #477 12-24-11 9:40AM Like  Reply
thats awesome!!! my dad always wears a santa hat when passing out gifts. we each take turns so we can see what we get and not all tear into them at the same time.  - Armenda   1153.8 #134 12-24-11 9:41AM Like  Reply
We do this not the hat thing but the rest! - Jackie211  472.7 #405 12-24-11 9:45AM
We do the same minus the hat - Giddie4disney  188.9 #2040 12-24-11 10:37AM
That sounds like fun I've never heard of that tradition!! - MrsRogers   44.6 #4662 12-24-11 9:41AM Like  Reply
That sounds fun! My husbands family name is German. Now where do I find a glass pickle? Lol. - SueBayou   2019.6 #66 12-24-11 9:42AM Like  Reply
I was wondering that too - Jackie211  472.7 #405 12-24-11 9:46AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS .... 😊 - MermaidHunter  121.0 #3079 12-24-11 9:58AM
Target, Macy's and most holiday shops. You can even order them on line. Let the traditions begin. - sewedna  416.3 #485 12-24-11 10:00AM
Every year I see a pickle ornament somewhere, I thought it was strange, now I know the story! Merry Christmas! - PrincessDuckie   805.2 #205 12-24-11 9:45AM Like  Reply
My tree would get Destroyed!!! If you tell our kids to search for something inside a Christmas tree..... Charlie Brown tree when the dust settles.... - MermaidHunter   121.0 #3079 12-24-11 9:56AM Like  Reply
Haha! Good point!😱 - SueBayou  2019.6 #66 12-24-11 9:57AM
lol - MisFit.Mouse  507.4 #375 12-24-11 11:27AM
we toss der Sauer Kratenhausenschloss on ours ;D - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   5205.4 #17 12-24-11 9:57AM Like  Reply
I must tell my daughter! Her BFF gave her a pickle ornament, but it was because she loves to eat pickles! - Katrayher   764.5 #219 12-24-11 9:57AM Like  Reply
I love hearing about other culture's traditions, thanks for sharing that! - madsdad   1847.0 #76 12-24-11 10:43AM Like  Reply
my family does that and I didn't even know why till now lol thanks MW! - SammyJo   348.7 #619 12-24-11 10:43AM Like  Reply
My husbands family does that every year - pintsize   290.1 #897 12-24-11 11:01AM Like  Reply
My in-laws bought one at WDW last year to start this tradition.  I think it's solely aimed at my son, being the only grandchild.   - MousekaNinja   422.3 #472 12-24-11 8:19PM Like  Reply
The battle of the pickle just went down. My younger daughter (19 not so young) just beat her older sister after a several year losing spell. She is jumping around going crazy. Big sis not so happy lol. The prize. ....Disney gift card and Bragging rights for the year. - sewedna   416.3 #485 12-24-11 9:33PM Like  Reply
We do! And when I moved out I bought my own but ... I always know where I hide it so it's not as fun as at home. Usually my cats tare it down ha!! - KelcieGrace   56.1 #4283 12-24-11 9:58PM Like  Reply