After living through all these years, you realize that New Year's Eve happens over and over again. It's exhausting. Maybe your crew is looking for a new tradition to get excited about this time. Luckily for you, I have selected some of the silliest traditions from comedic television series... and I'm spinning them as potential New Years's Eve activities. What a good idea!
1. The Dundies
On the first episode of the second season of beloved comedy "The Office," Michael Scott is the only one excited for the annual awards ceremony that he hosts at the local Chili's. Employees receive trophies while Michael emcees. These awards are totally arbitrary... they have names like "World's Longest Engagement," "Whitest Sneakers," and "Hottest in the Office." You could easily create Dundies for your friend group and customize your own awards ceremony on New Year's Eve, and in fact that's what my friends and I did last year! We didn't have trophies but medals worked just as well.
2. The True American Drinking Game
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3. Phoebe's Songwriting
On "Friends," Phoebe had a knack for coming up with cute, clever, and sometimes disturbing songs. She even improvised them. Gather your friends around a guitar and sing a bitter ode to your ex, 2016.
4. Something for Everyone
Whatever you do on Saturday night, make sure to stay safe and surround yourself with the people you care about! Cheers to 2017!