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Weird Traditions


Traditionally, an ornamental pickle is placed on a Christmas tree as one of the Christmas decorations. OnChristmas morning, the first child to find the pickle on the tree would get an extra present from Santa Claus or would have a year of good fortune.

The Christmas Pickle? Naked snow run? Family drinking contest?

Steve’s grandfather is German, so it’s an ancient German tradition. It’s a huge dill pickle. You can also use a ceramic pickle. Most people have two pickles so if there are multiple children, there’s no fighting. Lil D says it’s actually an American tradition. He’s debunking Steve’s story…
Slacker doesn’t understand why kids would fall for this. They would much rather have a bike, right? Slacker’s parents used to go down to the local church and help out the needy. Turns out, he was actually the one being helped. He would get back home and find a stinky sweater under the tree. Slacker buys pajama’s for everybody in his family and then they open one gift on Christmas Eve so they all look good on Christmas Morning. His son always thinks it’s a party and looks a bit upset when it’s just clothing. In his old neighborhood, people used to run around the block naked after a good snow storm. Not much worse than his new neighborhood, but…Yeah.

What are your weird holiday traditions?

Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! – Ray the Intern

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12/03/2012 4:23PM
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