The Christmas Pickle is as German as the "German Chocolate Cake", the Pope, and the president of the United States of America!
No one in Germany ever puts a pickle on their Christmas tree. Don't let those stupid PR people fool you. And if you have German friends, please don't give them a Christmas Pickle as a gift and expect them to be joyful and thankful. We don't know what that ish is... I dropped my 3 off at the Salvation Army the other day. I don't want a new one. Thank you.
And just in case you didn't figure: The German Chocolate Cake, the Pope, and Barack Obama are't German, either.