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10 Wacky Christmas Traditions From Around the World

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10 Wacky Christmas Traditions From Around the World

By ChanMi Park, Planet Green

What make the holidays super special apart from the food, family and friends, are the traditions. Some traditions are…well, very traditional. But others can be fun and very weird. Here’s a highlight of the weirdest and most interesting Christmas traditions from around the world.

Christmas Pickle

First in line, the Christmas Pickle.

It’s an old tradition where a pickle ornament is hidden on the Christmas tree. The first person to find the pickle among all the other ornament is said to recieve an extra present on Christmas. The tradition has stories originating from the Spain to Germany, but either way it seems like a fun and not to mention weird tradition!

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9:35PM PST on Dec 25, 2011

Interesting hahahaha I actually grew up with the pickel and cracker ones hahahhahaha

5:58AM PST on Dec 6, 2011

A really interesting article. I live in the UK and Christmas Crackers are very popular here. Most of them contain a small gift (in cheaper crackers it is usually a small plastic toy - crackers containing very nice gifts are also available, and everything in-between), they also contain a paper hat and almost always a little piece of paper with a joke written on it, sometimes a charade or piece of trivia as well. The jokes are normally pretty childish but it is all part of the Christmas fun.

4:24AM PST on Dec 6, 2011


12:47AM PST on Dec 6, 2011

Hmm, I live in Germany and I've never heard about the pickle, have to ask a native.

10:32PM PST on Dec 5, 2011

Thanks for sharing the fun! Nice for sharing smiles.

7:41PM PST on Dec 5, 2011


5:52PM PST on Dec 5, 2011

love them :) not wacky at all

5:15PM PST on Dec 5, 2011

very interesting! I like the web one and the drunk witch that comes on jan 5th he he:)

3:10PM PST on Dec 5, 2011

Fun Article..thank YOU!

1:02PM PST on Dec 5, 2011

If only 10% of the 99% stopped shopping @ Wal-Mart, they would hurt the 1%. Show your support for OWS. Do not purchase Christmas gifts this year. Make them instead. This will hurt the 1%.

Interesting article.

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