Monday, January 3, 2011

Toss It Out!

Did you get one of these for Christmas?
Does any one give fruitcakes as Christmas gifts?
Why, yes, they do.
Hubs and I received a Sear's fruitcake via USPS from his brother and sister-in-law our first Christmas.  Sear's?  Really?  Can you find those next to the snow shovels and Ice Melt?  Hubs and I got a good laugh at our gift.  The fruitcake went into the freezer (I think they last forever without freezing!) and we sent it back to his brother and sister-in-law the next Christmas.  We've all heard stories of families passing the same fruitcake back and forth for decades.  It was a big disappointment when we didn't get the fruitcake back the following holiday.
This question begs to be asked.  What did they do with the fruitcake?  Maybe they still have it and are using it as a doorstop or bookends.  It might have kept them warm that winter if they used it as firewood.  Oh, I know!  That was the year Hub's brother was into working out.  Bet he used it as a free weight...
Or maybe they just waited until January 3, which is Fruitcake Toss Day.  Yes, the day when every one who received a fruitcake over the holidays gets the opportunity to toss it. Just be careful not to toss it AT some one.  Those thing could cause bodily injury.  And if you still have fruitcakes in laws mooching visiting, toss them out too!



Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my gosh...that is too funny.
It just does not even look tasty...not one little bit.

Keetha Broyles said...

I remember when I was a child, EVERY Christmas gathering had fruit cake on a plate all sliced up. I even tried to eat some - - -

But, I haven't seen a self-respecting fruit cake in years. MAYBE because they weren't so self-respecting!

Threeundertwo said...

How funny. I have to mark Fruitcake Toss day on my calendar!

Sears? Really? SEARS?

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

LOL, call me the odd man out, but I have totally loved fruit cakes all my life, they won't get tossed at my house. I even secretly buy the little long ones you see at the grocery stores and eat them year round. But I guess the best ones were the ones my Momma made from scratch. Now there was a fruit cake, lite, soft and very tastey, Most people don't like fruit cakes because the makers use cruitins which is candied fruit peels in them and press the cakes down making them hard and dense, Momma always used real candied fruits like green & Red cherries, yellow, green & red pineapples, raisins, dates and pecans....just

Pam said...

Too cute! You know I took a fruit cake to a white elephant gift exchange last year and people were fighting over who got to take it home with them. I thought it was a good gag gift, but who knew some people actually wanted it.