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Here’s what New Year’s Eve for college kids is actually like in one sentence:

Getting absolutely belligerent with “friends” from high school, pretending sparklers aren’t for 10-year-old kids, pretending not to be terrified of drunk guys setting off fireworks, reliving nightmare-ish memories from a high school relationship, and then, after all is said and done, waking up on the first day of the year feeling absolutely terrible.

Sounds fun, right? Wrong. Some of us are already over college parties, and that applies to New Year’s Eve as well. Just think, ever since we started partying on New Year’s Eve, we have been starting off the New Year with a hangover. Any New Year’s resolution that relates to eating healthy is out the window because you’re going to need some greasy food to cure that one. And don’t lie to yourself — you won’t be doing any exercise after being out all night.

Don’t get us wrong, the New Year is a great reason to celebrate, but you don’t have to get waste at a bar to do that. That’s why we’ve rounded up eight reasons why you should stay home for New Year’s Eve this year.

There’s only a few people back home you want to see anyway.


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The best parties are random Fridays, not NYE.

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You won’t have to buy ANOTHER uncomfortable sequin outfit.


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You don’t have to worry about being the only one without a New Year’s kiss.


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On that note, you don’t have to worry about kissing anybody at all.

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You can make like Carrie Bradshaw and order in Chinese food.

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The chances you’ll keep your New Year’s resolutions will be way higher.

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And again, do you really want to start 2015 with a hangover?


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Will you stay home for New Year’s Eve?

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