View Full Version : Do you celebrate the tradition of the Christmas Pickle?

Sep 24th, 2007, 08:42 PM

While reading Wikipedia today, I came across this:

The Christmas Pickle is an American 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.

To be frank, my first reaction was "What the fuck?!" :lol:

I have never even heard of this tradition before. Are there any Americans (or others) out there who celebrate this hideous lovely tradition?

Sep 24th, 2007, 08:44 PM
Try looking up "Feats of Strength"

Sep 24th, 2007, 09:38 PM
I kinda celebrated this last year.
I don't have a child though.
What happened was my boi was looking really sexy next to the Christmas tree...
I did find a pickle of sorts and there was a surprise. :tape:

So yes I would celebrate this tradition again in my fashion.

Sep 24th, 2007, 10:28 PM
I like Wikipedia a lot, so dont agree that it sucks.... but I've never heard of this so-called tradition. Probably one family made it up, and posted it in there.

Sep 24th, 2007, 11:20 PM
I've never heard of the tradition, but when I was little I remember we put some pickle ornaments on the tree. They weren't glass though, and we never did the "special gift" part. I probably should have asked my parents why we had pickle ornaments, that does seem odd now. :haha:

Sep 25th, 2007, 12:19 AM
Try looking up "Feats of Strength"

It's another Festivus miracle!!

Sally Struthers
Sep 25th, 2007, 12:27 AM
I do have a pickle ornament on my tree but I never knew there was a tradition about it. I just bought it because it looked cute and was on sale :lol:

Now I have heard about the tradition of having a spider ornament on a tree but I have yet to see a spider christmas ornament.

Sep 25th, 2007, 01:08 AM
It's actually German traditionally. We have one that we hide every year on the tree, but we never followed the extra present part.