Kicking off the new year by counting down from 10 is so 2016. Instead, this year why not count down the final moments of 2017 with something a little different… like a movie.
A recent Twitter meme pointed out that there are dozens of different songs, movies, and television shows that if you start playing them at just the right moment can allow you to kick off 2018 in a truly different way.
Here are a few of our favourites from the meme as well as a few original ideas we came up with on our own. Keep in mind if you do decide to do this, some of our included videos have ads and the like on them, so plan accordingly!:
Get 'Ready to Party' With Bridesmaids
If you start watching Bridesmaids at exactly 10:57:36 on New Year's Eve, you can scream "I'm ready to party!" Alone with Kristen Wiig at exactly midnight — @Netflix_CA
Treat Yo Self, 2018 with Parks and Rec
If you play the Parks and Recreation "Pawnee Rangers" episode at exactly 11:54:26 on New Year's Eve, you can scream "Treat Yo Self!" With the main characters at exactly midnight — @dardeviiis
Evanescence — Bring Me to Life
If you play "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence at exactly 11:59:08 on New Year's Eve, the first "Wake Me Up" will play at exactly midnight — @tmcripple
Simply the Best — Tina Turner
If you play "The Best" by Tina Turner on December 31st at 11:58:57, Tina will say "You're simply the best!" at exactly midnight. — @LoveTinaTurner
Come Out of Your Cage — The Killers
If you play Mr. Brightside by The Killers at 11:59:47pm on December 31st you can start your new year by coming out of your cage — @blndmelcn
Taylor Swift — Are You Ready For It?
If you play "Ready for it" at exactly 11:58:50pm on December 31st, Taylor Swift will declare her iconic "...are you ready for it?" line right as the clock strikes midnight. enter 2018 the right way. - @feeltheflames
Stroke the Cactus
If you play "Through the late night" by Travis Scott at 11:56:48 PM on December 31st, Travis Scott will tell you to stroke his cactus exactly when the clock hits 12. — @hunchoxjack
See Trump's 'Sea of Love'
If you start watching ABC's interview with Donald Trump at exactly 11:55:54, then the clock with strike midnight when he shows off a photo of the crowd at his inauguration and refers to it as a 'Sea of Love'
We're Going to Make It
If you play "This Year" by The Mountain Goats at exactly 11:58:49 on new year's eve, the first "I am gonna make it through this year if it kills me" will play exactly at midnight — @drewXdeficit