This is cited as one of the Christmas myths and legends. The reason why most ornament stores have glass pickles is that these pickles are an integral part of a very old German Christmas tradition. During Christmas Eve in this country, parents hide glass pickle ornaments within the fragments of their Christmas trees and the first child to find them in the morning of Christmas receives a gift from St. Nicholas. Because of this tradition, many believe that every German family does it until today. Truth is, most Germans today say they have never heard of this practice ever.