My family follows a German tradition where my mom hides a green pickle ornament somewhere within our Christmas tree. Whoever in my family is lucky enough to find it turns it into my mom and gets an extra present.
Also my father and I make up our own lyrics to a traditional Christmas song or poem like “Twas the night before Christmas” and send it with our Christmas card. - Megan
This one is so strange and – as most traditions go – I have know idea how or why it started. Every Christmas I find a can of smoked oysters at the very bottom of my stocking. So for many years, Christmas eating has started with a smoked oyster snack. Yum! - Jocelyn
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