The Christmas Pickle
The Hamilton family loves to visit the town of Solvang, California. It's a cute little Danish town where the family found a fun new tradition. The Christmas Pickle is a much disputed German tradition. Why is it disputed you ask? Because no one can confirm its origins being in Germany. This article was pretty funny to read because the author has been trying since 2003 to prove or disprove the origins.
Here's the tradition as we follow it in the Hamilton home. Mom Hamilton hides the tiny glass pickle on the tree when no one else is home to see where it is placed. (Crazy thing about the pickle Mom uses, its only half an inch long.) Then, we all search for the pickle, all the way til Christmas morning. Whoever gets to the pickle first, gets the extra Christmas treat. Usually the extra present is a really yummy treat that the pickle finder shares with the whole family.
Here's the tradition as explained on most Christmas Pickle packaging.
Last year Mom Hamilton got each family their own larger Christmas pickle to carry on the tradition in the years we are apart.
Want your own Christmas Pickle? Just be careful that no one charges the Christmas tree on their way to find it.
Look forward to a Stocking for Jesus tomorrow.