12/28/2010 02:05 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

10 Things You Need To Get Through New Year's Eve (PHOTOS)

Finally, the Christmas season is over. Now you can stop seeing reindeer-themed sweaters and can go to stores again without being bombarded by cheesy music with bells in the background over and over. However, before you can enjoy not having anything to look forward to except being cold in January and February, you have get through the New Year celebration. New Year's Eve is the tip of the 'drinking holidays with huge expectations' followed by St. Patrick's Day and Halloween. You've got to be prepared for this sloppy and not-really-monumental occasion. Luckily, I'm here to show you what you need to do in order to have a great time in spite of the holiday.

10 Things You Need To Have A Great New Year's Eve