I've started baking sweet breads and cookies for the holidays and stashing them in the freezer. Over the years I've found that recipients of my baking efforts want familiar sweets. My fudge delice bombed around here. "What is this?" was the best response I got, and my fudge delice was greeted with cries of delight up north. So, gingerbread men, butterscotch pecan cookies, apple walnut bread, etc. are accepted with smiles and "ooohs" here. Do you try "exotic" sweets for the holidays, or stick to the familiar?