CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

December 4, 2012

Two Christmas Traditions: A Christmas Pickle and the Belsnickle

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

TWO CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS:

A CHRISTMAS PICKLE AND THE BELSNICKLE

The longer I live the more I learn about different holiday traditions. Two I recently learned about are the Christmas Pickle and the Belsnickle.

THE CHRISTMAS PICKLE

Many, many years ago, when my son Nolan was recently returned from a post-doctoral position in Munich, Germany, he and his wife Tammy presented my husband Monte and I with a German Christmas ornament, a pickle in a jar. I’ve had it out each holiday season since.

According to German tradition, the pickle brings (more…)

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