I don't know why I loathe New Year's so much. When I think back over the years, I can't pinpoint any one thing that would make me dislike the holiday. In fact I've enjoyed celebrations, both large and boisterous and intimate and mellow, with friends and family pretty much every year, but I absolutely have never understood the hoopla surrounding New Year's.
Maybe it's post-Christmas letdown or just staring down the barrel of a bleak January (my absolute least favorite month) that I project negativity onto New Year's. Either way, it's just another day as far as I'm concerned.
That said, I do sincerely hope that 2009 brings you every happiness.