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By now, most of us have adjusted to celebrating our holidays pandemic style. Fewer people around, less food, and an overall lower-key vibe have been the hallmarks of the 2020 holiday season. However, from my perspective, it hasn’t been bad. We’ve still been able to see family and friends via Zoom, we’ve had enough to eat, and presents were delivered to their intended recipients. It could have been worse.

As we prepare to flip the calendar to 2021, our typical ways of ringing in a new year will be sidelined. No fancy parties, no crowded gatherings in city centers, and considerably fewer kisses as midnight. So, just as we did for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’ll relax at home with those closest to us. All we need is a chilled bottle of champagne, a few delectables, and some entertainment.

The New Year’s Eve countdown shows will still be on, but I tune in for those at about 11:55 PM. That leaves a few hours to fill. Board games and playing cards are good options. So are movies and there are actually a few that fit the New Year’s Eve theme. Here are five you may want to consider for December 31st:

  • When Harry Met Sally (1989)

When Harry Met Sally (1989) - Official Trailer (HD)

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  • The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

The Hudsucker Proxy - Original Theatrical Trailer

Paul Newman, Tim Robbins and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen's darkly comic look at big business and corporate greed.When the fou...

  • The Apartment (1960)

The Apartment (1960) ORIGINAL TRAILER [HD 1080p]

The original trailer in high definition of The Apartment directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston and...

  • The Holiday (2006)

The Holiday (2006) Official Trailer 1 - Kate Winslet Movie

The Holiday (2006) Official Trailer starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law! Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries,...

  • New Year’s Eve (2011)

New Year's Eve | Trailer | Warner Bros. Entertainment

Director/producer Garry Marshall brings together an stellar ensemble cast to celebrate love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in intertwin...