– where are you celebrating?

It is Thursday, December 31, 2015 – where are you celebrating?

I usually do not celebrate New Year’s Eve by going out or even staying up till midnight.  Call me a party pooper or just old, but I have been there and done that when it comes to bringing in the New Year.  Today will be the usual in that I will be in bed asleep when the New Year arrives.

Maybe I will do something next year!

From National Geographic ‘Top 10 New Year’s Eve Celebrations’ –

  1. New York City, New York
  2. Las Vegas, Nevada
  3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  4. London, England
  5. Paris, France
  6. Madrid, Spain
  7. Beirut, Lebanon
  8. Tokyo, Japan
  9. Christmas Island, South Pacific
  10. Sydney, Australia

Interesting list, some locations I expected and a few were surprises – where are you celebrating?

From timeanddate.com ‘New Year’s Eve’ –

New Year’s Eve is one of the largest global celebrations because it marks the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, December 31, before the New Year. Count down to the New Year no matter where you are in the world. 

Out in the internet world, there is a great deal of good information about New Year’s Eve celebrations, why we celebrate and how we celebrate – where are you celebrating?

From axs.com ‘Top 5 greatest songs to play on New Year’s Eve’ –

A great New Year’s song touches upon the old with a hopeful eye to the new and it tends to be a little more introspective than celebratory. There’s a very delicate balance, an emotional alchemy that happens within a great New Year’s song. Typically, the music for this holiday doesn’t tend to be culled from hit singles, more often it is mined from the deeper cuts of an album. Following, AXS has chosen five truly great New Year’s songs that miraculously capture the sentiment of the season.

  1. Tori Amos: “Our New Year”
  2. Bing Crosby: “Let’s Start the New Year Right”
  3. Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”
  4. Barry Manilow: “It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve”
  5. Dan Fogelberg: “Same Old Lang Syne”

Again, maybe I am just old, but I have to go with Dan Fogelberg’s “Same Old Lang Syne”.

So as the day proceeds and the night draws near, I will celebrate from home – where are you celebrating?

I will celebrate from home, well before midnight by raising a glass and making a toast to you – “A toast to you, my hope is you have a wonderful New Year my friends.”

41 thoughts on “– where are you celebrating?

  1. We go to another Scottish household in Texas, listen to the bells in Scotland via the radio and toast the old country at 6 pm CST. Then we have a curry. Isn’t that fun? It means I can get to bed for 9 pm. No fireworks allowed in our forest but some horse’s ass always breaks the rules.

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  2. I’m going dancing! No drinking, no drugs, and I’m driving my own self home. Going all by myself so I can just dance and fall in love with the music and not have to think about anything else. Then I’ll go home and comfort my poor dogs who are not all that keen on fireworks.

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  3. Lovely post Spear 🙂
    As for me I don’t think I have ever (from a very very early age) not been awake by New Year’s Eve but then very rarely ever do I get to bed before midnight the other 364 days of the year 😉
    Thank you for your wishes and may you have a Wonderful 2016 .
    Turtle Hugs 🙂

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  4. Happy New Year….early dinner with my cousin and husband….maybe a sip of champagne at dinner and the to bed early….never partied on NYE…I was always the babysitter by choice and the designated driver everyone could call to come get them…LOL Enjoy the night….kat

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  5. Oy. I honestly could not listen to your posted song today. I’ll explain. I’m still not over Dan Fogelberg’s transitioning. I’m not. And that song makes me cry.I hear it on the radio during this season and I have to turn it off. Weird. I know. But it triggers me. Anyway, have a wonderful and happy end of the year and greatness for 2016. Health and wealth to you my buddy! XOXOXO!!!

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  6. Happy New Year (early so you can get to bed! 🙂 ) – We will be having our besties over and the family and celebrating at home playing games, laughing, loving, oh – and celebrating my birthday! 🙂

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