Good Luck Christmas Pickle...

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There is this Christmas music channel that obviously plays Christmas music but also makes historical comments, facts and stuff in regards to Christmas.

There was one about the "Christmas Pickle" which I'd never heard before. I tell my wife and she gives me her, what, are you kidding me, you must be nuts look...:lol:

A couple days later we're both looking over Christmas ornaments and what do I find but a.. Good Luck Christmas Pickle Ornament...:disbelief:

----------------------well anyway..:lol:


The German Christmas Pickle Tradition:
Myth or Reality?

It never fails. Every December someone asks about the German Christmas pickle ornament that's supposed to have a long tradition in Germany.

Here's the pickle “legend” from one Web site: “A very old Christmas eve tradition in Germany was to hide a pickle [ornament] deep in the branches of the family Christmas Tree. The parents hung the pickle last after all the other ornaments were in place. In the morning they knew the most observant child would receive an extra gift from St. Nicholas. The first adult who finds the pickle traditionally gets good luck for the whole year.” This Christmas pickle story, with a few minor variations, can be found all over the Web and in print inside the ornament package. It says that Germans hang a pickle-shaped glass ornament on the Christmas tree hidden away so it's difficult to find. The first child to find it on Christmas morning gets a special treat or an extra present.

Of course, anyone familiar with German Christmas customs can see the flaws in this “legend.” First of all, the German St. Nick doesn't show up on Christmas Eve. He arrives on the 5th or 6th of December. Nor do German children open their presents on Christmas morning. That happens on Christmas Eve in Germany.

German Myth 11 - The German Christmas Pickle - Weihnachtsgurke
 
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Let my Pickle live...:lol:
 
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Pickles and sausages.. they're just funny
 
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Last year I decorated my tree one day with like 3 or 4 bushels of bananas (it's not a very big tree) to annoy my girlfriend. You just found me this year's idea Lumpy! And it comes with a backstory!

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This is important stuff, I'm glad I could help out...:wink_2:
 

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There is this Christmas music channel that obviously plays Christmas music but also makes historical comments, facts and stuff in regards to Christmas.

There was one about the "Christmas Pickle" which I'd never heard before. I tell my wife and she gives me her, what, are you kidding me, you must be nuts look...:lol:

A couple days later we're both looking over Christmas ornaments and what do I find but a.. Good Luck Christmas Pickle Ornament...:disbelief:

----------------------well anyway..:lol:


The German Christmas Pickle Tradition:
Myth or Reality?

It never fails. Every December someone asks about the German Christmas pickle ornament that's supposed to have a long tradition in Germany.

Here's the pickle “legend” from one Web site: “A very old Christmas eve tradition in Germany was to hide a pickle [ornament] deep in the branches of the family Christmas Tree. The parents hung the pickle last after all the other ornaments were in place. In the morning they knew the most observant child would receive an extra gift from St. Nicholas. The first adult who finds the pickle traditionally gets good luck for the whole year.” This Christmas pickle story, with a few minor variations, can be found all over the Web and in print inside the ornament package. It says that Germans hang a pickle-shaped glass ornament on the Christmas tree hidden away so it's difficult to find. The first child to find it on Christmas morning gets a special treat or an extra present.

Of course, anyone familiar with German Christmas customs can see the flaws in this “legend.” First of all, the German St. Nick doesn't show up on Christmas Eve. He arrives on the 5th or 6th of December. Nor do German children open their presents on Christmas morning. That happens on Christmas Eve in Germany.

German Myth 11 - The German Christmas Pickle - Weihnachtsgurke
Are pepper lights close enough? :)

 

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