Please let me tell you something about the Christmas pickle. I have learned over the last months that many Americans have a Christmas pickle in their Christmas tree. Rumour has it that the Christmas pickle is an old German tradition.
My friends, this is completely wrong. Trust me on this one: before I roamed foreign blogs and websites I was unaware that something like the Christmas pickle even existed. I am almost 40 years old and I never heard of the Christmas pickle before. I am very sure that none of my friends (let alone family) know anything about a tradition with a pickle in the Christmas tree.
I think it is just hilarious that Germans are believed to have such a tradition and hardly anyone here knows anything about it at all!
So, next time you are at a dinner party and the conversation gets boring and you need a topic to talk about, talk about the Christmas pickle and how it was invented by some unknown person, but not by the Germans ;-)