Dakota Fanning Plays ‘Find the Pickle’ on Christmas

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.

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