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!