New Year's Eve is for those who get so smashed every year that they forget that people have been gathering in large groups, consuming mass quantities of intoxicants, and making more noise at midnight than would be allowed on any other night of the year for hundreds, if not thousands, of years and that nothing ever comes of it except on the next day, there are millions of people with excruciating headaches and an insatiable craving for copious amounts of dihydrogen monoxide.
If I'm awake and I'm banking on being sound asleep with lots of white noise to drown out the din of screaming, yelling, and barrages of gunfire, I would be counting down using one of my radio-controlled, WWV referenced clocks.
But as I said, I try my best to avoid those who every year act like the "new year" actually signifies something and comes around only once in a lifetime.
I get hammered all the time, so NY eve is just another night. Just kidding. We have about a dozen people over for drinks and dinner. We will smoke some cigars, have some bourbons and watch whatever sporting event is on.