Believe it or not Starchild, I love fruitcake. My mother used to make it at Christmas, and it was an elaborate production that took several days because she would wrap it in brandy-soaked cloths for a certain amount of time. None of my other brothers and sisters liked it, but I loved it - the taste, the aroma, the texture...needless to say, I've never made it for my family - they don't like it either. I just try to find one little one somewhere for myself.
On holidays for my family our rituals include: Thanksgiving- pumpkin pie, baked sweet potato, pecan and coconut casserole (sounds weird, but it is incredibly delicious) and green bean casserole (you know with the onion rings on top - for my son). Those are the things we have to have, along with all the other usuals of course.
Christmas we make cookies - and we always make the same cookies - sugar cookies, home-made shortbread, peanut butter blossoms, gingerbread men, snickerdoodles, and these really delicious lemon cookies that melt in your mouth.
Easter - a bunny cake - carrot of course
Etc., etc. our main dishes always change - but the baking always stays the same. And I'm as bad as the kids - I look forward to those cookies and that bunny cake.
As you can tell - love to talk about food - love to cook and especially bake. I'll be right here if you come up with any more good topics.