Throughout television history there has been a tradition of creating some truly great holiday-themed episodes and while Thanksgiving, Christmas and even Valentine’s Day have gotten their fair share of episodes dedicated to them, it seems New Year’s episodes are much more sparse. Although there have seemingly been far fewer New Year’s episodes, popular TV shows of recent years have definitely served up some memorable episodes of their characters ringing in a new year. Check out the best of TV’s New Year’s episodes with this list:
13. Veronica Mars – “One Angry Veronica”
Veronica Mars was the kind of show that delivered with every single episode and that included season two’s “One Angry Veronica.” While it was also a great episode, it wasn’t only New Year’s focused as it followed Veronica from the beginning of Christmas break through to New Year’s. While most of the episode centered around Veronica as the foreman of the jury for a case she was summoned to, the best part of the episode happened on New Year’s Eve. Just as Veronica and Keith were settling in for a very subdued watching of the ball-drop, Wallace showed up at their door. As Veronica’s cynicism about New Year’s implying false hope was taking over, Wallace’s appearance changed all of that and suddenly Veronica along with audiences felt all that hope and excitement that a New Year is supposed to bring thanks to the arrival of Wallace.