Christmas In Colorado Almost Always Includes This One Thing
Christmas in Colorado is just like the song: It's the most wonderful time of the year. The snow, the kids expecting Santa to arrive, a little eggnog. It looks like we in Colorado share one tradition, during Christmas.
One tradition that Coloradans don't really do is, "hiding a pickle ornament;" have you even heard of that?
The folks at LittleSleepies.com conducted a survey across America about our favorite things to do during Christmas- Christmas traditions, if you will.
There are a lot of them across the U.S. They analyzed Google Trends data for over 20 Christmas traditions across a 12-month period, here are the top 15:
- Matching Christmas Pajamas
- Pictures with Santa
- Attending a tree lighting ceremony
- Hiding a Pickle Ornament
- Personalized Christmas stockings
- Decorating the tree together
- Opening presents on Christmas Eve
- Elf on a Shelf
- Advent Calendar
- Secret Santa
- White Elephant Exchange
- Ugly Christmas Sweaters
- Making a Gingerbread House
- Driving Around to Look at Lighting Displays
Montana was the only state that searched the most about "Hiding a Pickle Ornament." It sounds like fun: You hide the pickle in the tree, and the first kid to find it on Christmas morning gets to open a present first, along with other fun.
WHAT IS COLORADO'S FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TRADITION?
Of those top 15 traditions, us Coloradans really wrap our arms around giving someone a gift that we, ourselves, have already received - A White Elephant Exchange.
So, don't be surprised when Aunt Jan calls to let you know that this year, the family is doing White Elephant.
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