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A New Year's Eve tradition: Dinner for One

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Dinner for One
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Last year I learned about a peculiar German New Year's Eve tradition. An old British comedy sketch called Dinner for One is run repeatedly that day on a number of television stations. Apparently it's watched by millions. At one time it was the most frequently repeated TV program ever.

No one I've asked seems to know how the tradition started. There are multiple theories. And this was in the days before YouTube viralness.

The particular lines that everyone repeats together, whether in bars, in homes, or wherever: "The same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?" "The same procedure as every year, James!"

It's that sort of community that truly makes one look forward to a New Year.

If you've never seen Dinner for One, well, happy new year to you, after the jump:

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