What Do You Do On New Year’s Eve?

Posted: December 31, 2014 in Polls, Uncategorized

We are wondering how many people out there are “celebrating” tonight and we are wondering what they are celebrating.

We know that people traditionally get drunk and go to parties on New Year’s Eve, but we are confused as to why they do this.

So here is a poll if you would be kind enough to participate, to show us what you do on New Year’s Eve and why. If we don’t have an appropriate button for you to push in our poll, feel free to comment instead πŸ™‚



  1. bert0001 says:

    We watched ABBA on BBC4 with chips and fried mushrooms … came out round midnight for 5 minutes to wish the neighbours happy new year. I drank one of those dark trappist beers (Rochefort8) and we went to bed round 1.30am (how about you?)

    • I don’t think we’ve ever had a fried mushroom, but I like mushrooms and I think they’d be good! Sounds like a fun night. We watched Happy New Year, Charlie Brown with sparkling apple cider and dessert biscuits, and me and my brothers went on a night bike ride. We, too, went to bed at around 1:30.

      Happy New Year!

  2. Jeff says:

    We didn’t actually watch the ball drop. We went to bed around 11:30, but were still awake at midnight. Happy New Year, guys!

    • Ah, more sleep is always good! We were up late, due to a last minute plan to go on a short bike ride, then when we got back we watched Happy New Year, Charlie Brown. It’s a little depressing . . .

      You too, Jeff πŸ™‚

  3. Libby says:

    A quiet night in for us. Just before midnight my husband ‘takes the old year’ out of the back door, picks up a lump of coal and then I let him and the new year in at the front door as the clock chimes midnight. We then have a drink and a mincepie (trad English!) while watching the local fireworks from the comfort of our living room with the TV on with whatever celebration programme is in – this year a ‘Queen’ gig with Adam Lambert standing in for Freddie Mercury!

    • That’s quite a tradition! What does the part about the coal mean? We generally just watch Happy New Year, Charlie Brown. Not very exciting, really . . . πŸ™‚

      • Libby says:

        Bringing in the New Year is the Scottish tradition of ‘First Footing – it should be a dark haired man (don’t ask me why!) but my husband is grey now! Though from North England not Scotland we always did this at home as a child and I introduced it to my husband. The idea of the lump of coal is to guarantee light and warmth for the year ahead. Probably in the olden days it would have been a burning ‘torch’. Hope this helps.

      • Interesting! Thanks for taking the time to explain πŸ™‚

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