Now that New Year’s Eve is behind us, I took a look back at some of my previous celebrations.  Quiet, of course, but with movies and moments.

Four years ago, this is what I wrote:

Have some popcorn and movies handy, preferably some old favorites like The Way We Were.  I saw the original movie on a New Year’s Eve, when it first came out on the Big Screen…yes, that was a long time ago, early seventies.





Even though I have seen it MANY times, I keep hoping that the ending will change, and Katie and Hubbell will end up together.  Sigh.

I saw Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford in an interview together…I think it was one of Oprah’s last years of shows.  So amazing.

Okay, I am a sucker for sad stories (movies) that somehow have a happy ending, or even one I wish would happen.

Then, of course, I will have some champagne to sip while I watch the ball drop on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, with Ryan Seacrest...Oh, I miss Dick Clark, sigh.

I met him once…Dick Clark.  My second son worked for Dick Clark Productions for a few years, as a CFO, and in 1999, Dick Clark Productions and Soap Opera Digest put on the Soap Opera Awards show. (Now no longer an event..sigh).  I attended, of course, as my son gave me a ticket, and that included the pre-party as well as a Back Stage Pass.   See bottom center.





That event was not on a New Year’s Eve, but in February of that year.  It felt like a New Year’s Eve event for me, however.  (In case you don’t know, I am seriously addicted to soap operas, and since there are only four left, I record them all daily).

But back to my quiet New Year’s Eve….

I also have a few other movies picked out, like Beaches, Annie Hall, and Urban Cowboy.

Yes, seriously sappy.  But I love the music in Beaches and Urban Cowboy, and the humor of Annie Hall will lighten things up.

You may have noticed these are all oldies…but I have them in my own DVD Collection, which exceeds 800 movies.  Yes, I am addicted.


For New Year’s Eve in 2018, I watched When Harry Met Sally, another movie that says “Happy New Year” to me.

What did your New Year’s Eve look like?



  1. What a lovely way to mark the new year – this year was the first one I’ve celebrated for a number of years (I’ve gone to bed and missed the previous ones) and we met up with our neighbours and all took food and drink and sang and danced… it was great fun but I didn’t feel quite so good on New Year’s Day 😉

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