There is an unofficial theory that how we spend our time on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will set the tone for how we spend the year. i.e. eating healthy black eyed peas on January 1 encourages good eating habits.
I've long ago ruled out noisy parties and hangovers.
This year's 48 hour menu includes:
Loving Family and Friends
Nice Food and Drink
Challenging and Rewarding Work
Books to Read
Yoga and Walking
Giving and Receiving Gifts
Can housework wait until 2013?
How are you bringing in the New Year?