With New Year's Eve just a month away, we asked our staff about the pros and cons of the night. Here's what they had to say.

•••• Best: There's almost always an awesome party to attend. Worst: There's yet another night that Ryan Seacrest is on TV. Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun

•••• Worst is hats. And drunk people. Best is drunken people in hats. Anne Tallent, editor, b

•••• Best: Getting to use a new calendar. Worst: Movies like “New Year’s Eve.” Wesley Case, reporter, b

•••• Best: Watching people do the walk of shame home. Worst: Totally agree with Luke on the whole Seacrest thing. Jordan Bartel, assistant editor, b

•••• Best: No one judges you for being overly enthusiastic with noisemakers. Worst: Being a second off with the TV countdown. It makes you feel like you’ve failed at life ... and kindergarten. Jan Diehm, designer, b

•••• Best: The night of. Worst: The morning after.
John-John Williams IV, reporter, The Baltimore Sun

•••• Best: Inner Harbor fireworks are my favorite! Worst: New year means I’m getting too old! Mick Lee, Z104.3

•••• Best: You can drink champagne all night without getting judged. THANK YOU! Worst:  The gym will be crowded for the next 6 weeks. Good luck getting a machine. Olivia Hubert-Allen, community manager,The Baltimore Sun