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Celebrating the first day of the New Year

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After staying up late to ring in the New Year Monday night, many people had the day off Tuesday to spend as they wished.   

But what do you do on New Year's Day? 

Lounging around was definitely a common response as everyone tries to recover from a late New Year's Eve and a very busy holiday season. 

"We slept too long," said mother of four Jackie Dumansky. 

"Just kind of hang around together, I made breakfast this morning which is not something I usually do," said mother of two Adrienne Walicke. 

"We usually just relax, sometimes catch a movie…play board games; it's just my husband and I so we just kind of use it as time together," said Reagan Richardson.  

"Pretty much sit at home is usually what I do, it's too cold to be out here" said Tyler Demers. 

While many people use New Year's Day to catch up on some sleep and recover from a busy Holiday season, some people were brave enough to venture out of the house Tuesday. 

"I went to the gym today, I haven't been to the gym in ages, I went to the gym today with my husband and so, try to make that a new habit for this year," said Walicke. 

Others even braved the cold and wind for some family fun. 

"Kids are learning to ski, it's their 3rd time skiing and they're having a great time. They graduated from the bunny hill to the bigger slopes," said Dumansky. 

"I'm going on the big one and the little one," said five-year-old Andrew Dumansky. 

Spending the last bit of Holiday time with family was another common theme this New Year's Day, even though many still prefer a bit of lounging. 

"I like to watch football, the bowl games on New Years Day, that's been a tradition in my family, but the kiddos don't like to do that so this is something we thought would be more fun," said father of four Aaron Hammrich. 

The families we spoke with tried to make this New Year's Day as much fun as possible; a great end to the last days of Holiday vacation. 

"They stayed up late several nights in a row now and we played some games last night so tonight they have to get back into going to bed at their usual time so that they're rested in time for school on Thursday," said Walicke. 

Most Americans will be back to work as usual Wednesday after enjoying more than a week of Holiday celebrations and family traditions.

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