Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year's Tradition Passed On

Guest post by Jewel Cole

Our family and friends get together to party every New Year's Eve and celebrate the coming new year. We have a large pot luck dinner, followed by great desserts. After everyone gets their fill of food we divide up into groups and play games and party.

We have a tradition of turning on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve show at 11:00 p.m. on Cannon Satellite TV every year. It's usually quite loud in our house so we turn the sound down on the television until count down time, then the sound is turned up. We all love watching the people in Times Square partying on the show, but at the same time we are happy not being in that crowd. Everyone starts counting down as soon as the ball starts its downward movement. At midnight we all yell, hug, kiss and have a toast.

Our kids now invite friends over on New Year's to watch the show and celebrate. They actually leave the sound up during the entire show and dance to the pop music. Overall it's a wonderful way to spend an evening with loved ones.

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