By now you all know how much I love the holidays and what a big Christmas-aholic I am, so it may come as a surprise, but I absolutely HATE New Year’s Eve.
Why? Because it irritates me that everyone *must* party and have fun on December 31st and waving goodbye to the year is an excuse for many people to act crazy/irresponsible/dangerous or outright stupid. Why can’t I have fun on Dec 29 if I feel like it? This whole mandatory have fun just grates on my nerves. *grinds teeth*
And sure, fireworks are pretty, but people getting excited and starting their own home explosives 2 days prior to the big day, scaring all cats and dogs in the neighbourhood, which result in loud barking making it quite impossible to enjoy the holidays or sleep for 3 days non-stop makes it much less fun… *grumbles*
So as much as I LOVE Christmas and wouldn’t mind for it to last at least 2 weeks, I’m not looking forward to New Year’s Eve, it’s clearly the holiday I dislike the most, even more than my birthday (which is a story for another time 😉 ). The only good thing about it is that we don’t have to work, but that’s about it.
But before you say that I’m the grinch of New Year’s Eve, I’ll tell you that I don’t mind celebrating the end of the year and hoping the new one will bring us many good things, in fact for the past couple of years my friends and I have made our own tradition: we are partying and having fun prior to Dec 31, so one night between Dec 28 and 30 we’ll enjoy some together-fun-time and this way we have at least 2 days (Dec 31 and January 1st) to rest and get ready to face the New Year. Actually, one of my best New Year’s Eve was when I stayed home in high school, spent the evening reading Harry Potter, took a long bubble bath, ate some delicious holiday treats and after having watched the midnight fireworks on TV returned to my book 😀
And that’s exactly how I would like to spend New Year’s Eve!
So tell me,
Do you like New Year’s Eve?
What do you usually do: party or spend it quietly at home or with friends?