Boy do I miss Dick Clark's countdown. I used to always watch that with my family on New Year's Eve and now it's just not the same. It's probably just nostalgia but I never really like the music, so we just stopped watching it. It was one of my favorite 80s and 90s traditions. Of course, one of the cool things about NOT living in 1987 is that we can watch a bit of it go down again on Youtube.
Are there any other cool 80s traditions you like to keep alive during the holidays? Eating a bunch of grapes at midnight on New Year's Eve/Day is a lot older than the 80s, as is making as much ruckus as you can with pots and pans to drive the spirits out. Here are a bunch of traditions from around the world to try and make your own. Some were common in the 80s and some are still practiced today!
What will you be doing this New Year's Eve?