Advent Calendar 12. Game

qrowlinq

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Howdy Cowboys and Cowgirls,

Our 12th game is here! A nice little game to occupy your mind while you do your Holiday shoppings!
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Game:
The Christmas season is not only filled with delicious sweets and coziness. For some, a pickled cucumber is what really counts, but why?

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chigra

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In the tradition, an ornamental pickle is placed on a Christmas tree as one of the Christmas decorations. On Christmas morning, the first person to find the pickle on the tree would receive an extra present from Santa Claus or would be said to have a year of good fortune.
 

Bitter Lemon

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A Christmas pickle is a gherkin made of glass that is hung on the Christmas tree during the Christmas season. Especially in the United States there is a Christmas custom to hide a "Christmas Pickle" on the Christmas tree between the fir green branches
 

Junkz

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In the tradition, an ornamental pickle is placed on a Christmas tree as one of the Christmas decorations. On Christmas morning, the first person to find the pickle on the tree would receive an extra present from Santa Claus or would be said to have a year of good fortune.
 

JWillow

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Christmas Pickle tradition is: A Christmas tree decoration in the shape of a pickle is hidden on a Christmas tree, with the finder receiving either a reward or good fortune for the next year.
 

Alice Kingsleigh

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Christmas pickle

In the tradition, an ornamental pickle is placed on a Christmas tree as one of the Christmas decorations. On Christmas morning, the first person to find the pickle on the tree would receive an extra present from Santa Claus or would be said to have a year of good fortune.
 

SUPERSKOUPIDIARIS

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The Christmas pickle is a lesser-known Christmas tradition for some Americans. A Christmas tree decoration in the shape of a pickle is hidden on a Christmas tree, with the finder receiving either a reward or good fortune for the next year. There are a number of different origin stories attributed to the tradition, including an origination in Germany. This theory has since been discounted, and it is now thought to be a German-American tradition created in the late 19th century.
 

Lone Star Ranger

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The Christmas pickle is a lesser-known Christmas tradition for some Americans. A Christmas tree decoration in the shape of a pickle is hidden on a Christmas tree, with the finder receiving either a reward or good fortune for the next year.
 

Pankreas PorFavor

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Christmas pickle - an ornament placed/hidden on the Christmas tree. A person that finds the pickle is said to receive an extra gift from Santa, or have extra good fortune in the upcoming year.
 

Harriet Oleson

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Hi,

According to wikipedia, the Christmas pickle is a Christmas tradition for some Americans. A Christmas tree decoration in the shape of a pickle is hidden on a Christmas tree, with the finder receiving either a reward or good fortune for the next year. There are a number of different origin stories attributed to the tradition, including an origination in Germany. This theory has since been discounted, and it is now thought to be a German-American tradition created in the late 19th century.
 

Allan Quatermain

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In the American tradition

In a strange, even crazy tradition, Americans are used to decorating their Christmas tree, among other ornaments, with a glass one with the shape and color of a pickle!
This is usually the last ornament caught on the branches of the Christmas tree, and the first child to find it on Christmas morning, well fed in the green tree, has the privilege of opening the first wrapping of gifts brought overnight by Santa Claus (Santa Claus). to receive a gift in addition to others or to be blessed, it is said, with good luck in the coming year.
Perhaps even more strange is that it is not known for sure how this tradition came about. There are some hypotheses, but they seem fanciful, contradicted by reality.
The pickled cucumber ornament bears the German name "die Weihnachtsgure," and some believe it is an old German symbol that adds a touch of legend and humor to the holiday and Christmas tree. The bottom line is that the Germans have never heard of Christmas cucumbers !

In Germany only 2% know this tradition ... so the origin is not really known
 

Johnny Reb

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In the tradition, an ornamental pickle is placed on a Christmas tree as one of the Christmas decorations. On Christmas morning, the first person to find the pickle on the tree would receive an extra present from Santa Claus or would be said to have a year of good fortune.
 

Colin Morrigen

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In parts of the USA, a glass ornament in the shape of a pickle is secretly placed in the Christmas tree. The first child to find this pickle on Christmas morning gets a special treat or gets to open the first gift!
 

gate 7 for ever

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A Christmas tree decoration in the shape of a pickle is hidden on a Christmas tree, with the finder receiving either a reward or good fortune for the next year. There are a number of different origin stories attributed to the tradition, including an origination in Germany. This theory has since been discounted, and it is now thought to be a German-American tradition created in the late 19th century.
 

Clever Hans

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The first person to find the pickle on the tree would receive an extra present from Santa Claus or would be said to have a year of good fortune.
 

Gringo45

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The Christmas pickle is a holiday tradition that involves adults hiding a pickle ornament somewhere within the branches of your Christmas tree and awarding the first gift, an extra gift, or a year of good fortune (traditions vary) to the kid who finds it first on Christmas morning.
 
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