When my sister told my father the story he immediately reminisced that his parents (who returned to Europe often and were fluent in German) never told him about the tradition nor did they open presents on the 25th. Oh well. He still was the first one to hide a pickle on the tree one Christmas which ended up being incredibly amusing. Cheers to making up new traditions and a Christmas pickle on the tree!
Wishing everyone the merriest of Christmases and a very happy and safe New Year!! —Marie
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