This was originally thought to be from German traditions however that was disproved by internet people. I however spoke with my great great great grandmother who lived to be 106. She migrated here from Czechoslovakia. I asked her about this pickle thing 35 years ago, the year before she died. She said they used to hide it around the nativity scene and told children to find it without touching. Is was a way to keep them still and quiet while the stories were read, and prayers prayed. Once a child found it they would go sit right in front of it. If they were right they would receive an extra portion of carp for their family for the next 12 days. This was meant to symbolize good fortune in the year to come. This transitioned to the Christmas trees as the years went on. The sad part is it was the story telling, the readings and the community that made it important. For every Christmas I’ve even had and will have we will continue the tradition of the Christmas pickle.
@Old Timer, I appreciate this information. Christmas has become far to commercialized. I wish traditions like these were the mainstream instead of extreme gift giving. I know it’s a tradition from a time mostly past in this world but it’s still awesome to hear about.
@Old Timer, if you wanna uphold the beauty of tradition in totally here to help with Krampus
@Old Timer, I'll uphold your Christmas pickle
My family’s game of “hide the pickle” is a little different. Alabama white
I am white. and no we do not. please don’t mix me up in this weird shjt.
This is from a German tradition
We constantly play hide the pickle at my house. But I’m gay soooooop!
Mine does except we actually give out an extra gift card to starbucks to the finder and said person has to hide the pickle next year I’ve found it twice out of the four years we’ve done it
(trying to be whiter)
Nah I am half Korean half Nigerian and we do that.
Tiny mouse in an acorn. More recently the pickle. But only the tiny mouse in the acorn shell counts.
I’m italian so instead of a pickle we hide a ravioli
My best friend's family does this and the first time I heard about it i thought it was incredibly weird. Still is tbh
And no, this isn't a german tradition ;)
@Timtrooperdrum, My family does it and we’re about 80% German, so if it’s not that I have no idea where it’s from
Yeah that's a white person thing.
I found the pickle first this year!
We've done it.
Her name spells out "S.O.S." in morsecode
Bruh I'm white and I don't even know WTFH your talking about....
Closest thing I've got is mr. Hankey, until he went full racist that is...
We do it, my mom's white (German) but also Latina. My dad is Filipino but acts like he's white.
Whiter than snow and yes