Introduction:Move over, New Year's Day. You have some competition. Silly holidays, crazy holidays -- call them whatever you want. Here are the top five January 2012 holidays to start off the new year right.
Your New Year's resolution may include getting more exercise. If so, your upper-body workout should include tossing fruitcakes. Gather your friends -- who themselves may qualify as fruitcakes -- and toss those unwanted loaves of nuts, fruits and who-knows-what and see who can toss one of these culinary debacles the farthest.
Sorry, guys, this one is only for the ladies. In some circles, this holiday used to fall on January 3, Mel Gibson's birthday. But until and unless Mad Mel can get his act together, let's focus on your friendly buff-if-not-famous neighbor or co-worker. Or take a January vacation to someplace warm and ogle the boys on the beach.
This special holiday honors just about anyone reading this List My Five; it definitely honors the list's author. Focus on the good stuff in all your peculiar friends and family members. You may want to honor your friends who showed up for your fruitcake toss on January 3. Definitely pay homage to the person who baked the fruitcake in the first place.
A better name for this January holiday may be Drive Your Pet Nuts Day. Nevertheless, the options are abundant. A stovepipe hat for your horse, perhaps. Or some golden bling for the python. This is a day to get creative with your pet, so go for it.
There is more than one way to appreciate beer. Drinking it is so yesterday. Honor, instead, the marvels of the aluminum can in which beer is stored. But before you crush that can and recycle it, -- you wouldn't dream of throwing it in the trash -- check to see if your beer can is of value to collectors. One final warning: Remember not to invite Mad Mel to your celebration.
Enjoy your January 2012 holidays, whichever ones you choose to celebrate. Happy New Year!
Unusual holidays. Thanks for this list
A really fun list indeed!
Thanks for this fun list of January holidays! I am all over "Peculiar People Day." ;) I love the weirdos, the freaks, the crazies, the offbeat, the hippy-dippy flower children, & the misfits. Because I am one. Which one? Pick one. haha
Poor Mel .. took a beating in your list (LOL) ..
This is fun and caused quite a few chuckles. Never heard of them but please...I love fruit cake! Great read and thanks for sharing.
I have never heard of any of these weird January holidays. thank you for the fun list.
Nice list. Now January will fly by with all this celebrating going on!
select one here...