We know, we know. Sparkly dresses for New Year’s? Mind-blowing. But the truth is New Year’s Eve isn’t a time for revolutionaries or reinventing the wheel. It’s full of clichés and silly traditions that we don’t understand — and that’s what makes it fun. Like, what’s the deal with that giant ball? And why do perfect strangers make out at the end of a countdown? Who knows! It’s just what we do. So this year, like every year, we’ll be wearing our sequin dress, dodging the drunk guy who keeps spilling champagne on it and loving every minute.