Cartoons: Happy New Year

2020 is almost over, and most of us can confidently say, “Good riddance!” Enjoy these vintage cartoons as we welcome 2021.

Tired woman tries to find her husband who decided to join a neighbor's New Year's Eve party

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A couple walking into a New Year's Eve party
“Now let’s don’t go at it like it was our last New Year’s on earth!”
Dave Gerard
December 31, 1955

 

A tired man decides to join a New Year's Eve party
“My motto is: ‘If you can’t lick ’em, join ’em.’”
Dan McCormick
August 13, 1955

 

Woman tries to get her husband to calm down during their New Year's Eve party
“And stop yelling ‘Let’s all go over to my house.’ This is your house.”
Salo
May 19, 1945

 

Tired woman tries to find her husband who decided to join a neighbor's New Year's Eve party
“Can you describe him?”
Zeis
April 30, 1955

 

Man confronts his neighbor over his noisy New Year's Eve party
“I live in the echo chamber next door!”
Chon Day
March 20, 1954

 

Man confronts his neighbor over his noisy New Year's Eve party
“Why don’t you come inside where you can’t hear it?”
Bill King
November 13, 1920

 

Hung over man has stuck his head in the freezer to get over his hangover.
“How’s the old life of the party?”
O’Brien
May 7, 1955

 

Hung over man wakes up
“I don’t see why your head should hurt this morning. You certainly didn’t use it last night.”
Polvogt
February 25, 1956

 

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Comments

  1. To Charles and Bob above, what a couple years f critical grumps. Try to find some humor in life. It goes by too quickly to be sour pusses. To Joe Ski, good for you! You brought a smile to my face with your sweet story. Thank you.

  2. I’m 75 years old. In my younger days, way back when I was 24 years old, I went to what turned out to be the GREATEST New Years Eve party of my life. It was sponsored my union. At this party, I did the wildest thing I ever did at a party, I went up to a very attractive young lady, gently tapped her on the shoulder, when she turned around I gave her a great big smile, put my arms around her, bend her over and gave her a gentle kiss. I then said ‘Happy New Year’. She gave me the biggest smile and replied,
    ‘And a very Happy New Year to you too, I would like to introduce you to my husband’. I closed my eyes and expected
    to get punched. He laughed, put his arm around me and kissed me on the cheek and said “Happy New Year my friend.”
    We ended up partying the rest of the night away. And the three of us have been friends ever since. Well, more than just friends now. They where newlyweds, now they have three grown children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, just like me. one named after me. And of course their friends and relative are my friends and relatives too, because I eventually married that wonderful woman’s, who I kissed, sister, who I met at that NewYears Eve Party. Now THAT was a New Years Eve party I will NEVER forget. WOOPEE!!

    p.s. If anyone would do such a thing THESES days they would be accused of sexual harassment. And if some people had their way, the perpetrator of said kiss would be sentenced to life on a cain gage at hard labor on Devils Island. How times change. from a happy and loving marriage to a cain gang. How sad, how very very sad.
    p.p.s.What a New Year we had this year. My wife, our 5 children, 8 grandchildren, in-laws and friends, spent a quiet celebration bringing in 2021 at my house. Our 12 great-grandchildren were to young to attend.
    By the way, I lied, the party was NOT that quiet. WOOPEE!!

  3. Funny, but do most people even go to New Years Eve Parties? I’ve only been to a couple in my 60 years. The cartoon listed as from 1920 seems like a mistake, all the others are from the 40’s and 50’s. Also, it appears nearly everyone lives in apartment buildings, I am glad I don’t = especially on New Years Eve.

  4. These cartoons make my point for me that New Years Eve ‘celebrations’ are really lame and stupid. Here I find numbers 4, 6, 7 & 8 the best of the group, with 4, 7 and 8 being the most degrading. The lady in #7 is scary. Sorry.

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