Up until a few years ago, I had never heard of an Advent Calendar, let alone the Christmas Pickle! To my surprise they are very polular Christmas traditions, just ones my family never took part in.

However, when I lived in Germany, when did place our shoes out of the front door and St. Nick filled them with fruit and treats. More on that below.

What are your family traditions during the holidays? Comment below or on our facebook page.

Here are some other traditions from around the world!