As much as I hate winter and cold weather, I still like January. Why?
The end of the "Holiday Season". Hey, I like Christmas as much as anybody, but after having it shoved down my throat from mid-October on, I'm over it by December 26, and ready to stick a fork in it by January 1.
New Years Day is a great day to just sit around doing nothing, or do something you like, if you're lucky enough to have the day off. Not sure what 'm going to do today. Probably take the ornaments off the tree.
The new year gives us a sense of a clean slate, time to think of new things to do (or old things to stop doing). Don't torture yourself with New Years resolutions. Just take a mental inventory and re-group.
Did I mention the NFL playoffs? The Eagles are in but not the Jets this year, but I always enjoy the games no matter who is playing.