We all come from different families and have different traditions. One tradition my family did when I was growing up and still do today, is the Christmas pickle.

I literally thought my mom was crazy when she told the family that we should start doing this every year. Basically It's a plastic ornament in the shape of pickle and it's hidden somewhere in the tree. The objective is whoever finds the pickle on Christmas morning, gets a bonus present!

I was really curious to know the origin story so I grabbed a shovel and started digging into the great depths of the interwebs. To my surprise I couldn't find an exact story. Some say it started in Germany and others say the 19th century in the United States. Some stories even say if you find the pickle you get good fortune or a special treat.

So where did this pickle tradition come from? Let me know if you have some insight on this or if you do the pickle search in your family in the comments below!