The great German Weihnachtsgurke pickle debate continues as to how old and how widespread its tradition really is, but it IS a thing! After all, it is the best selling Christmas tree ornament in Germany every year.
So what's the dill? (sorry!)
On Christmas Eve when all the children are in bed, the Christmas Pickle is placed in the Christmas tree, being difficult to spot in a green tree and hiding with all the other tree ornaments.
Then, come Christmas morning, the first child to spot the guerkin gets a special extra present!
We think it's a bit of fun and a cool idea for holding back that paper ripping madness for just a few special moments!