What’s happens in January? Nothing. Christmas is over and the long, endless, tiresome (let me say endless again) slog towards spring begins. January has nothing new about it. It’s the same old, same old. Cold. Dreary. Grey.
Now, September is glorious. For those of us who live where there is weather, September varies between summery weather with crisp, cool nights (perfect sleeping weather), and fallish weather with crisp, cool nights (perfect sleeping weather). I don’t know about you, but I plan on doing some serious snoozing this month. Can you say, “Sleeping like a baby”?
What about the new season of TV? Everything starts up again in September, and this year, that even includes Outlander. January brings tepid mid-season replacements that, for the most part, weren’t strong enough to be part of the fall schedule. Oh, I know, things are different now with streaming and there are no strictly defined seasons, but tell that to TV Guide.
And what about movies? Once the summer is done, all the best movies a rolled out starting in September. These are the movies that will be in the running for all the awards. You know what gets rolled out in January? The movies that are losers. These are the movies that don’t have a prayer of award contention, so the studios release them in January hoping we’ll be so bored we’ll go see them anyway.
Nope. I can’t think of a single reason why January should have the New Year honors. For me, it’s September all the way.