**Glad I found this - I knew there was a pickle oranment tradition...just forgot what it was. The Christmas Pickle. On Christmas Eve, you lay out the pickle ornament in front of the tree with the milk and cookies for Santa. Then, Santa hides the pickle ornament. In the morning, the first person to find the pickle ornament receives an extra present from Santa - a tradition from the 20s...perfect since I just got a pickle ornament!