31 Days Of Holiday Awesome: How To Celebrate New Year’s Even If You’re Broke

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This December we’re ushering out 2015 in a new way. Join us as we count down 31 Days Of Awesome and give you something new to do, see, make, eat, or buy every day in December.

Today we’re helping you plan for an awesome New Year’s Eve when your bank account is looking less than awesome. Holidays, amirite?

Movie Marathon

Watch Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan be terrible bridesmaids to friend Rebel Wilson in the hilarious comedy Bachlorette at 9E/6P on Much. Then laugh your way through a 21st birthday party (and the new year) with 21 & Over at 11E/8P on Much. http://www.much.com/schedule/ You can also watch Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in American Hustle Joy Serena Silver Linings Playbook at 8E/8P on CTV and CTV GO.

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Watch the Ball Drop

Giant, silver disco balls will be dropping around the world as people stand in the cold to cheer them on. Sounds fun, right? Only if you’re watching from your warm couch.

Ball drop

Jumpstart Your Resolutions

If you’re like us, there’s a good chance you drank your body weight in Eggnog this holiday season. Apparently it’s not the healthiest of drinks (who knew?) and now is the best time to kick off 2016 in the best way. Make a healthy meal and grab some friends and go for a run…or a reasonably fast walk.


Host Your Own Dance Party

Much is counting down the 50 best music videos of 2015 on New Year’s Eve, which means 50 chances for you to Whip your Nae Nae or recreate Drake’s Hotline Bling (as if you haven’t already…as if).

Dance Party

Beauty Tutorials

Are you braving the crowds on the busiest social night of the year? We commend you. We also recommend checking out make-up and fashion tutorials from our amazing Much Digital Creators to help you get NYE-ready on a budget. Check out Chelsi Madonna, Tasha Leelyn, Allegra Louise and MTV Fora for easy to follow beauty hacks!

Go To Bed

Does anyone actually have fun on New Year’s Eve? Restaurants are packed, clubs are hella expensive, and cabs are like shooting stars you see once every three hours. Start 2016 off with a good night’s sleep and a wallet full of money instead of regret.