My least favourite holiday

by DaniGirl on December 31, 2005 · 12 comments

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Ugh. Maybe it’s because it comes after Christmas and everything after Christmas but before spring is a bit of a cold, grey bore, but I’ve always hated New Year’s Eve. No New Year’s Eve has ever lived up to the hype for me.

Midnight countdown? Bah, I’d rather sleep.
End of year reviews? Been there, done that.
New Year’s resolutions? Why bother?

And no, I’m not just bitter because my in-laws are visiting. But they are. They’re not so bad, actually. Don’t tell anyone, but I actually kind of like them. So long as they don’t expect me to stay up until midnight on Saturday or watch any lame “Best of 2005” shows on TV.

So I won’t be making any New Year’s resolutions this year. But I suppose I can stop kvetching long enough to wish you a Happy New Year – as long as I can do it while the sun still shines.


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1 Nancy December 31, 2005 at 8:13 pm

I think your reasons for not being thrilled about New Year’s sound reasonable. Me? I like it because it means the craziness of Christmas is over (isn’t that wrong?)
Hope you find some fun in the holiday — Happy New Year to you and your family!

2 Sugarmama January 1, 2006 at 1:56 am

I don’t much care for the eve itself, but I do like New Year’s Day–mainly because we often have a very cheap, very relaxed party that everyone appreciates. And yes, there is the Christmas-is-over aspect that I very much enjoy, too. Enjoy the day with your in-laws.

3 Snack Mommy January 1, 2006 at 3:31 am

Nope, I’m not a big fan of NYE either. I’ve become such a homebody, I just get exhausted watching all the parties on TV. Maybe it has something to do with the fact I haven’t had more than 4 hrs sleep in the past month….yawn.
Happy New Years girlies!

4 BeachMama January 1, 2006 at 12:14 pm

Happy New Year!! Hubby and I went to a friends place last night and had a great time, almost forgetting it was New Years. For us it was just fun with friends. First time we have done something since 2000.
Hope 2006 is really great ๐Ÿ™‚
Anna

5 nancy January 1, 2006 at 3:10 pm

We had friends over, long 3 course fondue dinner, played board games, in fact we missed midnight by a few minutes, but it didn’t matter to us at all. We were up late though, so I am a little tired, but the wine & champagne had nothing to do with that, really.

6 jo(e) January 1, 2006 at 5:19 pm

I think New’s Year’s resolutions are kind of funny because everyone breaks them so quickly.
Happy New Year!

7 kris January 1, 2006 at 8:37 pm

Not my cup of tea, either. But I used to love it when I was young and kidless. Our friends used to have a wonderful party every year. They’re still at it, I’m sure, but we hung out with another family for dinner and got home by 9:00. Yikes! I’m getting old!

8 Phantom Scribbler January 1, 2006 at 8:42 pm

Happy new year, danigirl!

9 twinmomplusone January 1, 2006 at 10:29 pm

To me, Christmas is family time and New Year’s Eve is friends time. Before kids, we always invited everyone and anyone over to our place for a get-together, which often ended with people sleeping over here and there! After kids, we still continued the house party trends, taking turns at each other’s homes.
Wishing you and your family all the best for 2006.
hugs

10 renee January 2, 2006 at 2:49 am

Hey . . I don’t care for New Year’s Eve either. Though Emma and I did make it to midnight last night and watched the ball drop. Woo-hoo!
I love the ‘all.day.long’. You continue to crack me up.
Happy 2006!

11 Running2Ks January 2, 2006 at 8:15 pm

Happy New Year–and may you get your bed back soon ๐Ÿ™‚

12 kris January 3, 2006 at 1:42 am

Happy new year!

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