Every Christmas, Dakota Fanning and her family participate in a long standing tradition called “find the pickle.” Naturally, it’s a German thing.

She told The Daily Telegraph,¬†“We have my dad’s mother from Germany stay for the season and we have imported the tradition they have in that country of hiding a pickle ornament in a tree, and whoever finds it gets a prize. But my parents forgot to get a prize for the winner last time, and I was like, ‘I found it, where’s my prize?’ So my Christmas wish is that they organize one for this year.”

John Travolta has a similar Christmas tradition with his Scientology buddies. It’s called “hide the salami.” Granted, the premise is a little bit different.

Programming note: I’ll be traveling most of the day on Thursday so updates will be sparse.