One example of a New Year's joke is, "An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves," by Bill Vaughan. Another example is "This New Year's I resolve to be less awesome since that is really the only thing I do in excess."
Bill Vaughan was an American author. He also wrote a column for the Kansas City Star from 1946 to 1977, which was the year he died. Many of his quotes are collected in books and on various websites. Another quote from him about New Year's is, "Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to!"
Many jokes about New Year's have to do with resolutions, parties and alcohol. Another joke about New Year's resolutions is, "May all your troubles last as long as your New Year resolutions." Many jokes of this kind indicate how resolutions for the New Year never last.
A New Year's joke about alcohol is, "My New Year's resolution is to be more optimistic by keeping my cup half-full with either rum, vodka or whiskey." In addition to one-liner jokes about New Year's, there are many joke stories and cartoons that pertain to this holiday.