Christmas is over, and now it’s time to focus on the next seasonal celebration -- New Year’s Eve! For most of us, we ring in the New Year with family and good friends, but what if we had the opportunity to celebrate the big spectacular with some of our favorite TV characters? Luckily, I’m here to bring that fantasy to life (well, for me and some of my favorite current small screen characters). Admittedly, I could easily fill this list with hunky men I’d like to kiss at midnight, but that might be a little boring (obviously, not for me). So, instead, here are 10 current TV characters that I’d like to ring in the New Year with, ranging from stylish women to fairytale characters to vampires and, of course, gorgeous men.
1. Mindy Lahiri from ‘The Mindy Project’
Who doesn’t want to party with someone who owns a wine bra (shown above)? That just has “good time” written all over it. Plus, Mindy Lahiri is one woman who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, doesn’t apologize for who she is, and isn't afraid to eat, drink and be merry. Do I have a girl crush? Possibly, but who doesn’t want to ring in the New Year with someone who lives vicariously through rom-coms, sings a titillating version of “Santa Baby,” and most likely would throw one kickass New Year’s Eve party?
2. Hook from ‘Once Upon a Time’
I could easily write one sentence for why I want to spend my New Year’s with Hook aka “He is beautiful.” Okay, there’s obviously more to this amazing man than his looks, like he carries around a flask of rum (that’d make for any party), and despite being named “Captain Hook” he has a heart of gold (can we all recall back to that hot kiss with Emma?). Oh, and don’t forget that he owns a ship so we could sail anywhere on New Year's Eve. Also, let's not forget that yummy accent and the way he says "love." Yep, I think you’d be crazy not to spend any holiday with this fairytale character.
3. Caroline from ‘The Vampire Diaries’
Two words: party planner. No one throws a party like Caroline Forbes. First, she organized every school function and dance at Mystic Falls, and they were all pretty much kickass. Second, she is one girl who knows how make Jell-O shots, not to mention how to curb her blood cravings with lots and lots of alcohol. I also think it's safe to say she'd invite some good looking people (men and women) to her New Year's Eve party, including Damon, Stefan, Jeremy, Matt and Klaus, to name a few.
4. Nolan Ross from ‘Revenge’
In addition to being one snazzy dresser, Mr. Nolan Ross knows how to throw one major party in the Hamptons (watch out Victoria Grayson). From the glitz and glamour to the top-shelf booze to your typical party drama and scandal, Nolan's New Year's Eve party would not disappoint. Just imagine the type of games he'd come up with for the evening. I'm thinking the drunken Hamptons version of Clue -- Daniel on the Grayson yacht with a gun.
5. Donna Paulsen from ‘Suits’
Who doesn't want to hang out and party with this gorgeous, fiery redhead? Not only does she have fabulous taste in clothes, shoes and purses, but her personality and sarcasm hit the mark repeatedly. I can see it now. The two of us at the hottest spot in NYC talking up gorgeous lawyers and making snarky comments behind everyone's backs. Oh, and she's also friends with Harvey Specter and Mike Ross. Enough said.
6. Tony DiNozzo from ‘NCIS’
Just look how much fun Tony is having in the above photo -- and he's working! In addition to being extremely handsome and funny, Tony is one man who can close cases, have a few cocktails and snag a woman all in the matter of minutes. When/if he isn't using his charm on me, Tony could teach me how to find the perfect New Year's Eve date, and all before the clock strikes 12.
7. Shaw from ‘Person of Interest’
Okay, so she might have zero emotions, but Shaw would be great to hang with in The Big Apple on New Year's Eve. She'd have absolutely no time for nonsense (bonus in a city filled with massives amounts of people), and if we wanted to get into a happening club, all Shaw would have to do is threaten the bouncer to let us enter. Oh, and more than likely, she'd also score us free drinks. That's my type of friend.
8. Russell from ‘The Tomorrow People’
One word: teleporting. Yep, Russell and I could travel all over the world and celebrate New Year's Eve more than once with his special teleportation talents! Yes, he's clearly a blast and has an amazing sense of humor, but he's also fab at having a good time. Oh, did I also mention that he can teleport?
9. Wendy Beauchamp from ‘Witches of East End’
Aunt Wendy is one badass witch. In between her curse of having only nine lives (that's what happens when you're half cat), saving her sister's life and teaching her nieces about magic, you can tell Wendy knows how to party. Not only could we brew alcoholic beverages and cast some New Year spells, but with her beauty and sense of style, Wendy would be the purr-fect partygoer.
10. Raymond “Red” Reddington from ‘The Blacklist’
Yes, he might be a criminal, but Red owns a private plane and can talk his way into and out of any situation. Just imagine the New Year's Eve parties he'd have access to! Would we party with celebs, world leaders, high-targeted criminals or the FBI? Whatever the case, Red wouldn't let the holiday spectacular go to waste.
Which TV character would you want to celebrate New Year's Eve with?