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John Oliver Just Gave Us Permission To Skip New Year's Eve

By Emily Cutler | Videos | December 29, 2014 |

By Emily Cutler | Videos | December 29, 2014 |

Are the holidays over yet? I don’t mean to sound like an asshole about it, but can this just be finished? I’m actually fond of the holidays themselves, emphasis on “day.” I think any and all festivities should be limited to 8 hours chunks which need to be at least 48 hours apart. (Sorry, Hanukkah, but I would never be able to survive you.) And I think that as a society, we need to temper our expectations of the holidays. Mostly they’re going to be vaguely uncomfortable/ just fine. Deal it with.

Also if I’m being totally honest with myself, I’m ready for new tv. Yeah, that’s right. I’m rejecting an entire season of gift giving and well wishing because the magical picture box isn’t giving me enough fresh entertainment. I never claimed I was a good person.

Luckily John Oliver has taken it on himself to help us avoid the holiday trappings and offered enough new material to give me my fix.

If anybody needs me on New Year’s, I’ll be working on my apple-pie-and-leftover-Thai-food cleanse.