While some say the Germans came up with this tradition, people in Germany have never heard of it. Let's not let the implausibility of a tradition prevent us from having fun with it. Some families put a pickle on their tree on Christmas Eve, and the child who finds it first the next morning gets a year of luck.
This plastic Lucky Yodelling Pickle Ornament is not a only sanitary alternative to an actual pickle, it is also equipped with a motion detector that goes off whenever someone gets within about three feet of it. You can set up the ornament near the presents to act as an alarm when someone snoops. Buy a bunch of them and you'll have a chorus of yodels whenever someone walks past your tree.
Batteries included. Pickle has an on/off switch.
WARNING!CHOKING HAZARD --Small parts, or sharp edges. Not suitable for children under 3 years (or any individual that have a tendency to place inedible objects in their mouth or nose).