the same procedure as every year

On New Year’s Eve, it’s German tradition to watch a British comedy called Dinner for One, which is shown a hundred times on television that day. Afterward tradition calls for getting very drunk and throwing fireworks at each other/houses/cars on the streets. There are no big city-sponsored fireworks displays each year, just a couple of burned down houses and deaths in the newspaper.

So if you would like to add a bit of the Teutonic to your New Year’s celebrations this year, watch this video, then go outside and try to blow up your neighbor’s house. Violent as it may sound, I admit that I find German New Year’s traditions more understandable than, say, watching a disco ball drop from a pole on television. Happy 2010.

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  1. HI,NIKKI, JUST WATCHED DINNER FOR ONE. WAS SO,SO FUNNY.HOPE YOU KNOW WHO IS SENDING THIS COMMENT. WE ARE YOUR DADS AUNT & UNCLE WHO LIVE IN SARASOTA FL. LOVE READING YOUR BLOG.KEEP WRITING & HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU. SENDING OUR LOVE !

  2. Best Wishes to you in this New Year! Gunpowder and alcohol: i wonder what it is about explosive inebriation that makes this combo so pervasive at holidays. It would be so much more peaceful and fun if the mass of humanity shared the East-Asian inability to metabolize alcohol efficiently.

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